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Approving pay recommendations: the role of governors

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Last updated on 16 December 2016
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What is the role of governors in approving staff pay? Maintained school governing bodies are responsible for approving decisions on pay, whereas academies can set their own pay procedures. This article also looks at how schools delegate pay decisions, and at questions to ask when approving pay decisions.

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  1. 1 Approving pay: role of the governing body
  2. 2 Pay approval is often delegated to a committee
  3. 3 Governors have final decision on pay
  4. 4 Setting out governors' responsibilities in a pay policy
  5. 5 Pay approval procedures from schools

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