Requirements under the STPCD
The School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) applies to teachers in maintained schools, and teachers whose employment transferred to an academy at the point of conversion. If you're in an academy, check your pay policy to see if your teachers have to meet any specific expectations.
The STPCD doesn't detail what specific activities or additional responsibilities are needed for a teacher to progress to the upper pay range (UPR). Instead, on page 22 it requires the 'relevant body' to be satisfied that the:
1. Teacher is highly competent in all elements of the relevant standards
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