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  • Additional payments for headteachers Headteachers can receive temporary payments on top of their salary, and may still receive discretionary payments given to them in the past. See guidance from the STPCD and the Department for Education.
  • Headteacher pay progression The Governance Handbook and the STPCD set out how governors determine headteacher pay in maintained schools. Learn about the process and your governing board's requirements, plus see an example pay progression policy.
  • Leadership pay: determining and reviewing pay ranges Make sure you know the rules about how to set pay ranges for headteachers, deputy headteachers and assistant headteachers, including in special schools, and when you can change their pay ranges. Read guidance on how you should set pay differentials and how to pay those in an acting role.
  • Paying headteachers above the headteacher group There are 2 ways for headteachers employed under the STPCD to be paid above the headteacher group. Learn how this works, including the limits you need to keep to.
  • School business manager (SBM) pay There's no national pay scale for SBMs, but make sure you know who's responsible for setting their pay in your school. You can also find out information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary for an SBM.