Additional responsibilities aren't necessary for the UPR
The School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) doesn't specify that teachers must take on additional responsibilities while 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). To qualify for the UPR, a teacher must:
- Be highly competent in all elements of the relevant standards, and
- Make achievements and contributions to your educational setting that are substantial and sustained
This criteria doesn't involve additional responsibilities beyond teaching duties. For more details, see our article on criteria and applications for the UPR.
The STPCD applies to teachers in maintained schools, and teachers whose employment transferred to an academy at the point of conversion.