Upper pay range (UPR): additional responsibilities

Find out about your requirements around having teachers on the upper pay range (UPR) take on additional responsibilities, including rules around payments.

Last reviewed on 17 October 2022
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  1. You decide whether UPR teachers take on additional responsibilities 
  2. TLR payments must be awarded for beyond normal duties

You decide whether UPR teachers take on additional responsibilities 

The School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) doesn't specify that teachers must take on additional responsibilities whilst they're on the upper pay range (UPR).

The criteria for the UPR are performance-related (as outlined in paragraph 15.2 of the STPCD) - find out more here.

It's up to you to decide whether you require teachers to take on extra responsibilities - if you do decide this is necessary, see the section below for information about awarding the appropriate pay. 

The STPCD applies to teachers in maintained schools, and teachers whose employment transferred to an academy at the point of conversion.

Academies may choose to follow the STPCD - if you're in an academy, check your school's pay policy to see if your UPR teachers have to meet any other specific expectations.

A teacher on the UPR still has the same