Pay committee: terms of reference

If you're writing or reviewing your pay committee's terms of reference, use our template and guidance to save time. Plus, get inspiration from other schools.

Last reviewed on 12 January 2023
School types: All · School phases: All
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  1. What to include
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  3. Examples from schools and trusts

What to include

Maintained schools

Your board's responsibilities regarding pay are set out on pages 9 and 10 of the Department for Education's guidance on implementing your school's approach to pay. The guidance also says that your board can decide to delegate these responsibilities.

In practice, your board may delegate the following responsibilities to your pay committee:

Your governing board retains ultimate responsibility, even though your headteacher will normally handle the day-to-day decision-making, and your pay committee will likely approve pay