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Last updated on 4 November 2016
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School types: Maintained, Academy, Welsh establishment · School phases: All

This article addresses frequently asked questions (FAQs) about headteacher pay progression. It looks at whether the pay committee can refuse a recommendation, whether pay can be increased without objectives being met, and when pay decisions take effect.

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  1. Can a pay committee refuse to ratify a pay recommendation?
  2. Can 'chair's action' be used to approve the headteacher’s pay recommendation?
  3. Can we increase the headteacher's pay when objectives have not been met?
  4. Can we increase the headteacher's pay when the school 'requires improvement'?
  5. Can headteacher pay be increased before staff pay?
  6. Can a headteacher refuse his/her own pay progression?
  7. When does a pay decision take effect?

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