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Teacher's pay policy: model and examples

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Last updated on 18 August 2016
Statutory/mandatory for: Maintained schools What does this mean?
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This article features our downloadable model pay policy, approved by a law firm and a union. It also features a policy checklist, looks at whether pay policies can be delegated, and includes examples of pay policies from primary, secondary and special schools.

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  1. 1 Model pay policy from The Key 
  2. 2 KeyDoc: teachers' pay policy checklist
  3. 3 Model pay policy from the DfE
  4. 4 Examples of pay policies from maintained schools
  5. 5 Example of a pay policy from an academy
  6. 6 Pay policy from a special school

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