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  • Performance management reports to governors Find out what you should expect to see in a report on performance management, and the types of questions you should expect to see answered on the impact of the performance management procedure.
  • Teacher appraisal: governors' role What is the governing body's role in teacher appraisal? This article sets out the main duties placed on governing bodies, and links to the DfE's model policy on teacher appraisal. We also look at the regulations on teacher appraisal in maintained schools.
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  • Approving pay recommendations: the role of governors Learn about the role of governors in approving staff pay in maintained schools and academies, and how you can delegate pay approval to a committee. You'll also find examples of questions you can ask when approving pay.
  • Benchmarking staff pay How can we benchmark staff pay? Governing boards are advised to benchmark staff pay internally and with other schools. This article relays advice from unions, ISBL and a government report. You will also find a link to the DfE's online benchmarking tool.
  • Governor access to pay and appraisal information What information should the pay committee receive from the headteacher? Governors should not have access to payroll or named individuals' salary or appraisal information. We provide two KeyDoc templates your headteacher could use to report anonymised appraisal and pay information to governors.
  • Pay appeals panels: membership and procedures How should governor pay appeals panels be held? Governing boards determine their own procedures for dealing with pay appeals. We look at guidance from the DfE and provide example of model procedures for pay appeals panels.
  • Pay award for teachers in 2020 UpdatedMake sure you know what the pay rises for teachers in 2020/21 are, as well as how your school will have to apply them. Find the pay ranges in the current STPCD all in one place.
  • Pay committee: membership Be clear on who can sit on the pay committee for maintained schools and academies, and what the rules are for staff governors. See also example pay policies from schools.
  • Pay for school business managers Community and voluntary controlled schools have to follow the LA's pay range, but other schools can decide their own. Read about average salaries in primary and secondary schools to help you decide on a fair pay range.
  • Pay for support staff Learn about who sets the pay for school support staff, the 2018 support staff pay award, pay progression, and your role in determining pay on appointment.
  • Rewards and incentives for staff What rewards and incentives for staff can schools use? This article looks at suggestions and policies for rewarding teaching and support staff members financially and by other means. It also links to a further article on staff morale and wellbeing.
  • Teachers' pay We summarise teachers' pay in just one page. Download a copy of this QuickRead as a ready-made resource to share with your governing board.
  • Teachers' pay award 2020: 'cheat sheet' UpdatedUnsure how the latest changes to teacher pay affect your school? Get up to speed with our cheat sheet.
  • Teachers' pay grant: how to find out your allocation Know more about your allocation of this grant for the 2019-20 financial year, and how your school can spend it.
  • Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments Is there guidance on awarding TLRs? We explain what teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments are, and how they are awarded. You will also find information on the value of TLR payments and the rules on salary safeguarding.
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