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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 Understand how headteacher pay is determined and 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. Also find information about average salaries for SBMs, and what you should consider when setting a salary, including for SBMs on the SLT.
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  • Annual salary statements for support staff Understand the requirements on pay statements for support staff and see an example annual salary statement.
  • Calculating pay for term-time only staff How you calculate this will depend on whether you're a maintained school or academy. Understand how calculations are determined, including information about recent updates to this process.
  • Pay award for school support staff Get up to speed on the 2020-21 pay award for support staff, and when you should be applying pay uplifts.
  • Support staff: pay scales and progression Pay scales for support staff such as teaching assistants (TAs) are determined locally, as are their career progression arrangements. Read information on how to set your pay scales and progression frameworks, plus how to determine pay for support staff on the SLT.
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