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Deputy and assistant headteachers: setting the pay range under the STPCD

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Last updated on 6 June 2017
School types: Maintained, Academy, Welsh establishment · School phases: All
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How do we set the pay range for a deputy or assistant headteacher? This article relays guidance on setting and reviewing the pay range for deputy or assistant headteachers under the STPCD. It also includes advice on what to consider when setting pay differentials between leadership posts.

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  1. 1 Setting the pay range for deputy and assistant headteachers
  2. 2 Considerations when setting the pay range: STPCD
  3. 3 Considerations when setting the pay range: expert advice
  4. 4 Reviewing the pay range for assistant and deputy headteachers
  5. 5 Determining differentials between deputy and assistant headteachers
  6. 6 Possible pay arrangements when there is more than one deputy head

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