Changing teaching and learning responsibilities (TLRs)

Learn about the circumstances under which TLR structures can be changed, as well as when salary safeguarding applies. Also get to grips with what you need to do if changing the duties of a TLR post, and whether you can phase out TLRs altogether.

Last reviewed on 9 November 2023
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  1. When can TLRs change?
  2. Salary safeguarding provisions
  3. Changing the duties of a TLR post
  4. Phasing out TLRs

When can TLRs change?

You must keep teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments under review – in particular, whether a TLR1 or TLR2 is an appropriate part of your school's staffing structure. If TLRs are needed to ensure the delivery of high-quality teaching, then you must decide:

  • How many posts should have a TLR
  • The appropriate cash values

This is explained in section 3, paragraph 47 of the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD), pages 74 to 75.

TLRs can change with the staffing structure

The needs of the staffing structure take precedence over TLRs.

TLR1s and TLR2s are permanent while the postholder remains in the same post in the staffing structure The responsibility for which the TLR1 or TLR2 is awarded must be 'sustained' and that the TLR must be awarded in the context of the staffing structure If