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Headteacher pay progression: FAQs

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Last updated on 4 November 2016
School types: Maintained, Academy, Welsh establishment · School phases: All
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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. 1 Can a pay committee refuse to ratify a pay recommendation?
  2. 2 Can 'chair's action' be used to approve the headteacher’s pay recommendation?
  3. 3 Can we increase the headteacher's pay when objectives have not been met?
  4. 4 Can we increase the headteacher's pay when the school 'requires improvement'?
  5. 5 Can headteacher pay be increased before staff pay?
  6. 6 Can a headteacher refuse his/her own pay progression?
  7. 7 When does a pay decision take effect?

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