1 Pay Policy Adopted by Board of Directors on 3 October 2017 Consulted with trade unions on 29 September 2017
2 1 Page Whole School Pay Policy Contents Introduction 3 P2. Support Staff 3 P3. Teaching Staff Pay Reviews 4 P4. The Pay Committee 5 P5. Appeals 5 P6. Chief Executive 5 P7. Principals and Executive Principals 5 P8. Leadership 5 P9. Leadership Group Progression Criteria 5 P10. Basic Pay Determination on Appointment of a classroom teacher 6 P11. Pay Progression based on Performance 6 P.12 Leading Practitioner Roles (Lead Teachers) 7 P13. Working Time 7 P14. Upper pay range and assessment 7 P15. Application Process 7 P16. Evidence to be included in the application to The Upper Pay Range 7 P17. The Assessment 8 P18. The Teachers Main Pay Range 8 P19. Unqualified Teachers Pay Range 9 P20. Unqualified Teacher Allowance 9 P21. Part-time Teachers 9 P22. Short Notice/Supply Teachers 9 P23. Allowances and Payments 9 P24. Recruitment and Retention 10 P25. Teaching and Learning Responsibility Payments (TLRs) 10 P26. Additional Payments 11 P27. Residential duties 11 P28. Support Staff 11 P29. Pay Progression for Support Staff 12 P30. Acting-Up Allowances 12 P31. Salary Sacrifice Arrangements / Childcare Vouchers 12 P32. Cover Arrangements 12 P33. Re-grading Process and Appeal Process Support Staff 12 P34. Appeals - Teachers 12 P35. Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary (Mainscale and UPS Teachers) 13 P36. Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary (ALT, Principals and Executive Principals) 13
3 2 Page Appendix 1 15 Current Teachers Pay Scale Recommendations (a snapshot as at September 2017) 15 Appendix 2 16 Role and responsibility of the Pay Committee of the Local Governing Body 16 Appendix 3 17 Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary 17
4 3 Page Introduction P1. Introduction This Policy sets out the framework for making decisions on pay for teachers and support staff including the procedures for determining appeals. It has been developed to comply with current legislation and the requirements of the school teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and the locally agreed Framework for Support Staff Profiles. The Pay Policy has been consulted on with the teacher and support staff trade unions. In adopting this pay policy the decisions on pay will be managed in a fair, just and transparent way. This policy aims to support the Development Plan by recognising that the Trust s staff are its most important resource and by providing a system which will enable our academies to recruit, retain and motivate staff of the best quality. Pay decisions at each academy are made by the Pay Committee (with the exception of the Chief Executive, Executive Principals, Principals and Academy Leadership Teams). This is a sub-committee of the Local Governing Body. Further information relating to pay decisions can be found within the Trust s Scheme of Delegation. When taking pay decisions, academies must have regard both to their pay policy and to the individual s particular post within the staffing structure. All teachers employed by the Trust will be paid in accordance with the statutory provisions of the STPCD as updated from time to time. A copy of the latest version can be found on the DfE website. All support staff employed by the Trust will be paid in accordance with the scheme of conditions of service agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (referred to as the Green Book in this policy), unless specifically advised by Staffordshire County Council to apply alternative conditions. The Trust will consult with staff and unions on this policy and review it each year, or when other changes occur to: a) The School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document, to ensure that it reflects the latest legal position. The Pay Policy will comply with the current School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document and the accompanying statutory guidance. It will be used in conjunction with them, but, in the event of any inadvertent contradictions, the STPCD Document and guidance will take precedence. b) The scheme of conditions of service agreed by the National Joint Council for Local Government Services (referred to as the Green Book in this policy), as adopted and applied by local agreement. P2. Support Staff The Trust has adopted the County Council s Framework of Support Staff Profiles to ensure that the requirements of the Single Status Agreement 1997 are met. The Trust has the power to determine the job description and person specifications within the Framework that match the duties and responsibilities covered by positions within the support staffing structure for the Trust.
5 4 Page The pay and grading of support staff, attached to the Framework, is the single status pay and grading structure agreed by each County Council. In adopting the Single Status Pay and Grading Structure and Framework the Trust is assured that: (a) all decisions will be based on an objective approach to pay and grading according to criteria laid down in the relevant national agreements; (b) decisions will be applied as consistently as possible across the staff groups concerned as well as within those staff groups; (c) any differences in pay between two employees within the same staff group will be due to and justified in terms of a genuine and material difference in their circumstances and duties and responsibilities undertaken; (d) all decisions will have regard to equality of opportunity, and in particular, relevant employment legislation; (e) posts carrying similar levels of responsibility will be rewarded equally and all staff will be treated equitably. The Trust will determine the staffing structure for the Trust academies. This will set out the agreed posts, duties and responsibilities, and reporting lines. Both the STPCD and Green Book require that salaries and salary ranges attached to each post be based on the duties and responsibilities attached to it in the staffing structure. The staffing structure will be reviewed annually, or as the need arises in consultation with Local Governing Bodies. P3. Teaching Staff Pay Reviews The Trust, in conjunction with each Local Governing Body, will ensure that every teacher s salary is reviewed annually, with effect from 1 September and by no later than 31 October each year and that all teachers are given a written statement setting out their salary and any other financial benefits to which they are entitled. This will include as a minimum any relevant annual pay increases as recommended by STPCD (see Appendix 1) Reviews may take place at other times of the year to reflect any changes in circumstances or job description that lead to a change in the basis for calculating an individual s pay. A written statement will be given after any review and where applicable will give information about the basis on which it was made. Decisions on the pay progression of the Principals and Executive Principal(s) (if in post,) will be recommended, in consultation with the Local Governing Body, and communicated by the Chief Executive, in writing, in accordance with the STPCD timing of salary determination and notification. Decisions on the pay of the Chief Executive will be communicated by the Board of Directors, in writing, in accordance with the STPCD timing of salary determination and notification. Where a pay determination leads or may lead to the start or cessation of a period of safeguarding, the Trust or relevant academy specific representative will give the required
6 5 Page notification as soon as possible and no later than one month after the date of the determination. P4. The Pay Committee The role and responsibilities of the Pay Committees are outlined in Appendix 2. Academy pay decisions are made by the Local Governing Body which has delegated pay responsibilities to the Pay Committee. The Trust will establish and review the Pay Policy, subject to the approval of the Board and will delegate authority to the Local Governing Body to make academy specific pay decisions on behalf of the Trust Board in line with the policy. P5. Appeals All employees are entitled to seek a review of any determination in relation to their pay and therefore the appeals process contained in this document will be adopted in all cases where an employee wishes to make an appeal against a pay decision, see Appendix 3. P6. Chief Executive The Trust Board assigns the salary range for the Chief Executive and they will take into account the following: the responsibilities of the post the social, economic and cultural background of the students attending the academies and possible difficulties of recruitment. P7. Principals and Executive Principals The Chief Executive assigns the salary range for the Principals and Executive Principals, if in post, at each academy. The decision will be based on the following: the responsibilities of the post the social, economic and cultural background of the students attending the academy; and possible difficulties of recruitment. The Board will be able to change the ISR at any time in order to attract or retain a Principal. They will also be able to set an ISR which extends beyond the Social Group maximum in order to retain an existing Principal. P8. Leadership The Trust Board determines academy leadership structures and pay ranges in accordance with the following: The permitted points within the STPCD having reference to the Principal s range and the salary of the next highest paid teacher The relative responsibilities of leadership posts and size of the specific academy Recruitment and retention factors (although they will be reflected in the range available). P9. Leadership Group Progression Criteria Members of the leadership group must demonstrate sustained high quality performance, with particular regard to leadership, management and student progress at the academies and will be subject to a review of performance against performance objectives before any performance points will be awarded.
7 6 Page The Trust Board will consider movement by more than one point in line with the provisions of the STPCD. The salary point of members of the leadership group will be reviewed annually taking account of the performance objectives set under the Trust s appraisal system and the STPCD when appropriate. P10. Basic Pay Determination on Appointment of a classroom teacher On appointment the Principal or a nominated representative, who may be an individual who holds responsibility for HR within an academy, will determine the starting salary as outlined in section P18. In making such determinations, the Principal will take into account a range of factors including; the nature of the post the nature of the qualifications, skills and number of years experience required the wider school context current salary P11. Pay Progression based on Performance Within this Trust, all teachers will receive regular constructive feedback on their performance and are subject to annual appraisal that recognises their strengths, informs plans for their future development and helps to enhance their professional practice. The arrangements for teacher appraisal are set out in the Trust s Appraisal Policy. Progression through the pay range will be based on the teacher demonstrating, through their appraisal, that they meet the teacher standards and Career Stage Expectations for the new pay point. In the case of NQTs, whose appraisal arrangement are different, pay decisions will be made by means of the statutory induction process. The agreed professional skills levels (career stage expectations), in line with the teacher standards, for each pay point are detailed in the Appraisal Policy. To be fair and transparent, assessments of performance will be properly rooted in evidence, as detailed in the Appraisal Policy. In this Trust we will ensure fairness by the arrangements detailed in the Appraisal Policy. Teachers appraisal booklets will contain pay recommendations. Final decisions about whether or not to accept a pay recommendation will be made by the Pay Committee, having regard to the appraisal booklet and taking into account advice from the Principal. Within this Trust, teachers on the main pay range will be awarded pay progression following each successful appraisal review. A decision for a teacher not to progress may be made whether or not they are subject to capability proceedings. In this Trust, for teachers currently on the upper pay range, pay progression will be based on two successful consecutive appraisal reviews to meet the definition of sustained. Only in exceptional circumstances will teachers on the Upper Pay Range be awarded a further point on the upper pay range more frequently than at two yearly intervals. For unqualified teachers on the unqualified teachers pay range, pay progression will be awarded following each successful appraisal review. The Trust will only support single point progression within the Main Scale except in exceptional circumstances.
8 7 Page P.12 Leading Practitioner Roles (Lead Teachers) The Trust has decided to establish posts of Leading Practitioner. Such posts may be established for teachers whose primary purpose is the modelling and leading improvement of teaching skills, where those duties fall outside the criteria for the TLR payment structure. When determining the pay scales for such posts, the Chief Executive on the recommendation of the Director of HR will do this by reference to the weight of the responsibilities of the post and consider pay equality with other posts and fair pay relativities between posts of differing levels of responsibility. P13. Working Time A qualified teacher employed full-time must be available for work for 195 days, of which- (a) 190 days must be days on which the teacher may be required to teach pupils and perform other duties; and (b) 5 days must be days on which the teacher may only be required to perform other duties. The Board has approved a scheme that allows twilight training sessions to count towards these five days. No additional payment may be made for such activities with the exception of part-time teachers who would not normally be required to attend. These individuals should speak to their line manager with regards to these circumstances. P14. Upper pay range and assessment Any qualified teacher may apply to be paid on the upper pay range and any such application must be assessed in line with this policy. It is the responsibility of the teacher to decide whether or not they wish to apply to be paid on the upper pay range. The Board has established the pay structure for classroom teacher posts paid on the upper pay range in accordance with the current STPCD recommendations. P15. Application Process Applications may be made once a year for all staff on M2 to M6, existing UPS holders every two years. A teacher wishing to apply for assessment to progress should submit their appraisal booklet to the Principal in line with the appraisal cycle outlining why the teacher fulfils the career stage expectation appropriate to the progression being applied for. If a teacher is simultaneously employed at an external employer they may submit separate applications if they wish to apply to be paid on the upper pay range in that school or other schools. (The schools will not be bound by any pay decision made by another external employer.) P16. Evidence to be included in the application to The Upper Pay Range All applications should be made by written statement to demonstrate that the teacher has met the assessment criteria/career stage expectation. All pay related decisions will be taken in accordance with relevant equalities legislation, Employment Relations Acts and Part-time Workers and Fixed-term Employees
9 8 Page Regulations. Appropriate consideration will be given where staff have been absent for long periods e.g. due to sickness or maternity leave. P17. The Assessment An application to cross threshold from a qualified teacher will be successful where the Pay Committee is satisfied that: 1. the teacher is highly competent in all elements of the relevant standards and career stage expectation and; 2. the teacher s achievements and contribution to the Academy are substantial and sustained (UPS). (STPCD 15.2) For the purposes of this policy the Pay Committee will be satisfied that the teacher has met the expectations for progression to the upper pay range where the above assessment criteria have been evidenced through the appraisal process. Refer to Appraisal Policy for further information. The assessment will be made within 10 working days of the receipt of the application or the conclusion of the appraisal process whichever is later. If successful, a teacher will move to the upper pay range from the previous 1 September and will be placed on point 1 of the range. If unsuccessful, feedback will be provided by the Principal as soon as possible and at least within 5 working days of the decision. This will include the right of appeal against this pay decision under the appeal arrangements. Once a teacher has progressed to the upper pay scale, further progression will be subject to the above criteria being evidenced by 2 successful and consecutive appraisal reviews (substantial and sustained). However, this does not preclude applications from individuals within this timeframe for consideration in exceptional circumstances. P18. The Teachers Main Pay Range Other qualified teachers will be paid on the main pay range and must be paid such salary within the minimum and maximum of the main pay range set out per the current STPCD recommendations. The Principal or HR will apply the principle of pay portability (P10) in making pay determinations for all new appointees as follows: (a) When determining the starting pay for a classroom teacher taking up their first appointment as a qualified classroom teacher, the Principal or HR will pay the teacher on the Main Pay Range and will allocate pay range points, as a minimum, on the following basis: one point for each one year of service as a qualified teacher in higher education or further education including sixth form colleges, or in countries outside England and Wales in a school in the maintained sector of the country concerned one point for each three years of non-teaching experience spent working in a relevant area, including industrial or commercial training, time spent working in an occupation relevant to the teacher s work at the school, and experience with children/young people
10 9 Page one point for each three years of other remunerated or unremunerated experience including caring for children during a career break. The Principal or HR will also consider the allocation of additional scale points on the above basis to other teachers appointed to the Main or Upper Pay Ranges. b) When determining the starting pay for a classroom teacher who has previously worked in an LA maintained school or academy in England and Wales, the Principal will pay the teacher on the Main Pay Range or Upper Pay Range at a scale point which at least maintains the teacher s previous pay entitlement plus any pay progression which they would have received had they remained in their previous post. c) The Principal will also pay classroom teachers who are post-threshold teachers as defined by the 2015 STPCD on the Upper Pay Range (see above). P19. Unqualified Teachers Pay Range An unqualified teacher will be paid on the pay range for unqualified teachers and must be paid such salary within the minimum and maximum of the unqualified pay range set out per the current STPCD recommendations. P20. Unqualified Teacher Allowance The Principal or HR may pay an additional allowance to unqualified teachers when the Principal considers that the teacher has: taken on a sustained additional responsibility which: o is focused on teaching and learning and; o requires the exercise of a teachers professional skills and judgement or; qualifications or experience which bring added value to the role being undertaken. The Principal or HR will pay the additional allowance in the following circumstances: 1 point for a recognised overseas teaching qualification 1 point for each period of 3 years of service teaching overseas 1 point for each 3 years of teaching in further education, higher education or in sixth form colleges 1 point for a recognised post 16 teaching qualification 1 point for a recognised qualification relevant to their subject area. Unqualified teachers may not hold TLR s or SEN allowances. P21. Part-time Teachers Teachers employed on an on-going basis within the Trust but who work less than a full working day or week are deemed to be part-time. Salary will be calculated as per STPCD requirements. P22. Short Notice/Supply Teachers Teachers who work on a day-to-day or other short notice basis will be paid on a daily basis calculated on the assumption that a full working year consists of 195 days; periods of employment for less than a day being calculated pro-rata. P23. Allowances and Payments A SEN allowance of no less than 2,106 and no more than 4,158 per annum is payable to a classroom teacher in accordance with this paragraph.
11 10 Page The relevant body must award a SEN allowance to a classroom teacher: a) in any SEN post that requires a mandatory SEN qualification and involves teaching pupils with SEN; b) in a special school; c) who teaches pupils in one or more designated special classes or units in a school or, in the case of an unattached teacher, in a local authority unit or service; d) in any non-designated setting (including any pupil referral unit) that is analogous to a designated special class or unit, where the post: i. involves a substantial element of working directly with children with SEN; ii. requires the exercise of a teacher s professional skills and judgement in the teaching of children with SEN; and iii. has a greater level of involvement in the teaching of children with SEN than is the normal requirement of teachers throughout the school or unit within the school or, in the case of an unattached teacher, the unit or service. Where a SEN allowance is to be paid, the relevant body must determine the spot value of the allowance, taking into account the structure of the school s SEN provision and the following factors: a) whether any mandatory qualifications are required for the post; b) the qualifications or expertise of the teacher relevant to the post; and c) the relative demands of the post. The relevant body must set out in its pay policy the arrangements for rewarding classroom teachers with SEN responsibilities. P24. Recruitment and Retention The Principal or nominated representative will pay recruitment awards to the value of one main scale point for a maximum of three years in the following exceptional circumstance as an incentive to the recruitment of new teachers: Where normal recruitment procedures have been exhausted and a vacancy has to be filled. The Principal or nominated representative should make clear at the outset the expected duration of any incentive and benefits and the review date after which they may be withdrawn. The Principal or nominated representative will conduct annual review of all incentives, support or benefits. P25. Teaching and Learning Responsibility Payments (TLRs) TLRs will be awarded to the holders of the posts indicated in the staffing structure. The values of the TLRs to be awarded are set in the staffing structure. Teachers will not be expected to undertake permanent additional responsibilities without attribution of a TLR 1 or TLR 2. The Principal or nominated representative may award a fixed term third TLR (TLR3) to a classroom teacher for clearly time limited school improvement projects or one off externally driven responsibilities. The annual value of a TLR 3 will be in line with the current STPCD recommendations.
12 11 Page The duration of the TLR3 must be established at the outset and will be dependent on the nature of the project or responsibility. P26. Additional Payments The circumstances in which additional payments may be made to teachers are set out in the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document STPCD. The STPCD does not provide for the payment of "honoraria" to teachers in any circumstances. Academies are permitted to make additional payments to all teaching staff (including the Leadership Group) in respect of continuing professional development and activities and out of school hours learning undertaken other than on any of the 195 days of the normal working year (i.e. at weekends and during school closure periods). Staff will not be compelled to undertake such activities outside of their normal hours of working. Activities that will attract payment include; summer school, holiday/weekend extended educational sessions. These will normally be paid at the rate of 25 per hour for appropriately qualified staff and 15 per hour for un-qualified staff. Where an academy undertakes school-based initial teacher training activities, any fees derived from the higher education institute will be allocated to the budget of the academy concerned. The Trust accepts that the absence from the normal duties of a Teacher undertaking training will cause disturbance to the pupils education. They have therefore authorised the payment of a special allowance where, in the opinion of the Principal, essential training can be received outside of the normal year and it is in the interests of the academy for it to be received then. All such payments must be contained within the in-service training budget. The allowance will be calculated as follows: a daily rate of 1/195 of scale point 1 on their salary scale, irrespective of the actual salary point of the Teacher concerned. Payments for part days will be based on the hours involved; a full day being deemed to be 6 hours. The basis of these payments will be reviewed annually. In all cases, the Teacher s participation in training outside of the normal year is voluntary. P27. Residential duties Residential Allowances will not be awarded, as they are not applicable to the Trust. P28. Support Staff The Framework of Support Staff Profiles and the County Council s Green Book Pay and Grading Structure form part of the Pay Policy. Support staff will be appointed to a profile within the Framework of Support Staff Profiles wherever possible. The Pay and Grading Structure determines the salary that will be paid. The Pay and Grading Structure has grades with incremental points within it. New employees will normally start at the bottom of the grade. However the Principal or
13 12 Page nominated representative may decide to place an employee further up the scale when an employee: is already part way up the grade (when moving from another school) individually negotiates (they already earn more than the starting salary and/or have considerable relevant experience) The staffing structure is normally reviewed annually. When this review covers the support staff staffing structure the Trust (though an appropriate Committee) will use the Framework of Support Staff Profiles to determine the positions within the support staff structure and the pay grade applicable to the post. When a position is not covered by the Framework, a job description and person specification will be submitted to the Trust team to ensure that duties and responsibilities are evaluated and an appropriate grade attached. P29. Pay Progression for Support Staff In April of each year employees will automatically move to the next incremental point plus any standard of living increase until they reach the final point of their grade. P30. Acting-Up Allowances Principals or their nominated representative reserve the right to pay any member of staff additional salary where he/she covers in the prolonged absence of a more senior colleague. A review will take place within 20 working days of the start of the absence. P31. Salary Sacrifice Arrangements / Childcare Vouchers The Trust will offer salary sacrifice arrangements to allow staff to participate in voluntary schemes such as the childcare voucher scheme and the cycle scheme in line with HMRC guidelines. P32. Cover Arrangements Teachers should be required to cover only rarely, and only in circumstances that are not foreseeable; This does not apply to teachers who are employed wholly or mainly for the purpose of providing such cover. P33. Re-grading Process and Appeal Process Support Staff Where a member of support staff feels that their role has significantly changed from their current remit for more than 6 months, they may submit a request to the Principal for a reevaluation. The Principal should then refer this request as appropriate per the Trust s Scheme of Delegation, section pertinent to re-grading. P34. Appeals - Teachers The arrangements for considering appeals are as follows: An employee may seek a review of any determination in relation to his/her pay or any other decision taken by the Local Governing Body (or a committee or individual acting with delegated authority) that affects his/her pay.
14 13 Page The following list includes the usual reasons for seeking a review of pay. i.e. that the person or committee by whom the decision was made a) incorrectly applied any provision of the relevant conditions of service; b) failed to have proper regard for statutory guidance; c) failed to take proper account of relevant evidence; d) took account of irrelevant or inaccurate evidence; e) was biased; or f) otherwise unlawfully discriminated against the employee. P35. Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary (Mainscale and UPS Teachers) The order of proceedings is as follows: 1. The employee receives confirmation of the pay determination and where applicable the basis on which the decision was made. 2. If the employee is not satisfied, he/she should seek to resolve this by discussing the matter informally with the decision-maker within ten working days of the decision. Where this is not possible or where the employee continues to be dissatisfied, he/she may follow a formal appeal process and will have the right to be accompanied by a union representative or work colleague. 3. The employee should set down in writing the grounds for questioning the pay decision and send it to the person (or committee) who made the determination, within ten working days of the notification of the decision being appealed against or of the outcome of the discussion referred to above. 4. The committee or person who made the determination should provide a hearing within ten working days of receipt of the written grounds for questioning the pay decision to consider this and give the employee an opportunity to make representations in person. Following the hearing, the employee should be informed in writing of the decision and the right to appeal. 5. Any appeal should be heard by a panel of three governors who were not involved in the original determination normally within 20 working days of the receipt of the written appeal notification. The teacher will be given the opportunity to make representations in person. The decision of the appeal panel will be given in writing, and where the appeal is rejected will include a note of the evidence considered and the reasons for the decision. P36. Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary (ALT, Principals and Executive Principals) The order of proceedings is as follows: 1. The employee receives confirmation of the pay determination and where applicable the basis on which the decision was made.
15 14 Page 2. If the employee is not satisfied, he/she should seek to resolve this by discussing the matter informally with the decision-maker within ten working days of the decision. Where this is not possible or where the employee continues to be dissatisfied, he/she may follow a formal appeal process and will have the right to be accompanied by a union representative or work colleague. 3. The employee should set down in writing the grounds for questioning the pay decision and send it to the panel of Directors who made the determination, within ten working days of the notification of the decision being appealed against or of the outcome of the discussion referred to above. 4. The panel who made the determination should provide a hearing within ten working days of receipt of the written grounds for questioning the pay decision to consider this and give the employee an opportunity to make representations in person. Following the hearing, the employee should be informed in writing of the decision and the right to appeal. 5. Any appeal should be heard by a panel of three Directors who were not involved in the original determination normally within 20 working days of the receipt of the written appeal notification. The employee will be given the opportunity to make representations in person. The decision of the appeal panel will be given in writing, and where the appeal is rejected will include a note of the evidence considered and the reasons for the decision.
16 15 Page Appendix 1 Current Teachers Pay Scale Recommendations (a snapshot as at September 2017) Main Pay Range Pay Point Value Min. M1 22,917 M2 24,728 M3 26,716 M4 28,772 M5 31,039 Max. M6 33,824 Upper Pay Range Pay Point Value Min. UPS1 35,927 UPS2 37,258 Max. UPS3 38,633
17 16 Page Appendix 2 Role and responsibility of the Pay Committee of the Local Governing Body The Pay Committee will comprise at least three governors. Members of the Pay Committee cannot be employed within the Academy. Establishment of the policy The Trust is responsible for: Establishing the policy, in consultation with the Principals, staff and trade union representatives, and submitting it to the Board for approval. The Board is responsible for: Formal approval of the policy. Monitoring and review of the policy The Director of HR is responsible for: Reviewing the policy annually, in consultation with the Principals, staff and trade union representatives; and submitting if required it to the Board for approval. The Board is responsible for: considering an annual report, including statistical information, on decisions taken in accordance with the terms of the policy; Application of the policy The Principal or nominated representative is responsible for: ensuring that pay recommendations are made and submitted to the Pay Committee in accordance with the terms of the policy; advising the Pay Committee on its decisions; and ensuring that staff are informed of the outcome of decisions of the Pay Committee and of the right of appeal. The Pay Committee is responsible for: taking decisions regarding the pay of the staff following consideration of the recommendations of pay reviewers and the advice of the Principal or nominated representative; The Appeals Committee of the Local Governing Body is responsible for: taking decisions on appeals against the decisions of the Pay Committee in accordance with the terms of the appeals procedure of the policy. In addition, the Chief Executive is responsible for: taking decisions regarding the pay of the Principals in consultation with the LGB; submitting reports of these decisions to the Board; and ensuring that the Principals are informed of the outcome of the decision of the Board and of the right of appeal. The Appeals Committee of the Board is responsible for: taking decisions on appeals against the decisions of the Pay Committee in accordance with the terms of the appeals procedure of the policy.
18 17 Page Appendix 3 Procedure for Considering Appeals Relating to Salary 1. Introduction by Chair: explanation of procedure. 2. The Pay Committee representative (who may be the Principal or a nominated representative in a large academy) should put the case for the salary assessment decision. 3. The employee (or representative) may ask question of the Pay Committee representative. 4. The Appeals Committee may ask questions of the Pay Committee representative. 5. The employee (or representative) should put the case explaining the objection to the decision of the Pay Committee. 6. The Pay Committee representative may ask questions of the employee. 7. The Appeals Committee may ask questions of the employee and ask further questions of the Pay Committee representative regarding the case made on behalf of the employee. 8. The Principal or nominated representative to be invited to express their views if they have not already done so. 9. The Pay Committee representative to sum up case. 10. The employee (or representative) to sum up case. 11. The parties to retire. 12. The Appeals Committee to consider the case and to notify parties of their decision as soon as is reasonably practicable. This procedure may be varied by agreement of all the parties. The Appeals Committee may ask a representative of the Local Authority (if applicable) to attend to offer advice to Governors.
TEACHERS PAY POLICY To ensure all staff, Directors and Academy Council Governors are aware of their responsibilities and outlines how the Trust is compliant with the STPCD: The Teachers Pay and Conditions
This model policy is suitable for adoption by all categories of maintained schools, academies, trusts and free schools. It must be tailored to meet your ALDERMAN JACOBS SCHOOL (ACADEMY TRUST) WHOLE SCHOOL
Equitas Academies Trust EQUITAS ACADEMIES TRUST WHOLE SCHOOL PAY POLICY Review Date: December 2018 To be Reviewed: December 2019 Agreed: F & GP Board Policy Lead: 1 Zoe Donnelly WHOLE SCHOOL PAY POLICY
Pay Policy for Support Staff 2017-18 Applicable to: Committee Responsible: Person Responsible: Date for Next Review: All Support Staff Staff & Student Development Headteacher July 2018 Pay Policy for Support
HARRIS FEDERATION PAY POLICY 1. INTRODUCTION 1.1. September 2013 Pay Award All September 2013 salary determinations relating to salary progression for: qualified teachers on the main pay scale; qualified
EPM MODEL PAY POLICY 2017 GOREFIELD PRIMARY SCHOOL September 2017 Table of Contents 1. Introduction 2. Delegation of Decision Making 3. Exercise of Discretion Under the STPC Document 4. Leading Practitioner
Pay Policy Prepared by: Applies to: Director of HR in consultation with heads of academy in WHMAT Teachers & Support Staff in WHMAT Approved by: Board of Directors on 23.11.16 Issued to MAT Academies for
Teachers Pay Policy 2017-2018 Written by Executive Board Consulted with NJCC May 2017 August 2017 Date August 2017 Review Date May 2018 Contents 1. Introduction...3 2. Aims...3 3. Equal Opportunities...4
Pay Policy Teachers and Leadership 2018-2019 Responsible for policy Remuneration Committee Date of policy November 2018 Date approved by Remuneration Committee January 2019 Date of review September 2019
Brook Learning Trust Pay Policy 1.0 Introduction The School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2017 ( The Document ) sets out the statutory requirements by which schools and local authorities must abide.
Nottinghamshire School Pay Policy September 2013 SCHOOL PAY POLICY Table of Contents Section Heading Page 1 Introduction 2 2 Equalities and Equal Opportunities 3 3 Impact of Absence During the Appraisal
Woodlands Primary School Pay and Reward Policy Written by Mary Priestley Ratified by Governors Autumn 2017 Date for Review Autumn 2018 Signed Chair of Governors Signed - Headteacher This policy was copied
TEACHERS PAY POLICY Date October 2016 Written By REAch2 HR Adopted by Regional Board Adopted by LGB Consulted with NJCC Review Date September 2017 October 2014 - October 2015 Review October 2016 Page 1
Pay & Reward Policy September 2018 Office use Published: September 2016 Reviewed September 2018 Next review: September 2019 Statutory/non: Statutory Lead: Gary Corban - Chief Operating Officer Associated
Pay Policy Schools and Academies October 2017 Pay decisions for September 2017 should be made in accordance with your School s / Academy s current pay policy. The new policy is for pay decisions for 2018
Teachers Pay Policy 2015 Date Written by Adopted by MAT Board March 2017 Astrea HR 22 January 2016 Adopted by LGB 1 January 2016 Consulted with NJCC October 2014 October 2015 Review Date September 2016
TITLE: Pay Policy Support Staff REF: GOV018.2 VERSION: 1 APPROVAL BODY: ALET BOARD DATE: 29.10.18 REVIEW DATE: 28.10.19 LEAD PERSON: Tony Rushworth Headteacher The Bicester School VERSION REVIEWER/APPROVAL
Pupil Referral Unit Policy for Determining Teachers Pay September 2014 August 2015 Date of original policy September 2013 Review Date: September 2014 Date approved by Management Committee: 9 December 2014
Pay Policy Introduction The Governing Body of Abbey Park School recognises its responsibilities as the relevant body as defined in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD) and in relation
Date agreed by LA and Tus: September 2017 Human resources & workforce development PAY POLICY FOR SCHOOLS 2017 Key Dates Michael Whaley (HEADTEACHER) Zoe Peden (CHAIR OF GOVERNORS) Review Signed off 18.10.2017
Date agreed by LA and Tus:- September 2017 Date amended: Not applicable Human Resources & Workforce Development PAY POLICY FOR SCHOOLS Kobi Nazrul PS 2017-2018 Policy approved (date): Headteacher: Signature:
THE KEMNAL ACADEMIES TRUST PERFORMANCE MANAGEMENT POLICY 2012 TEACHING STAFF Effective Date 1 st September 2012 V1_120419 Page 1 of 26 CONTENTS Summary of procedure 1. General principles 2. Responsibilities
Pay Policy Date approved & adopted 2 October 2014 Date of next review By 31 October annually CONTENTS Page No 1. Introduction 2 2. Guiding Principles 2 3. Equal Opportunities 3 4. Financial Considerations
NEWLANDS GIRLS SCHOOL POLICY DOCUMENT School Pay Policy LAST UPDATED (by) R Lawson/ L Ceska 02/11/17 LAST REVIEWED (by) FGB/ Resources Committee 16/11/17 POLICY TYPE REVIEW DATE Statutory Annually RESPONSIBLE
The Latimer Arts College Procedural Document Learn, Achieve, Create Procedures: Annexes relating to the Whole College Pay Policy Date Minute Number Approved by Governors 16 September 2013 17 Reviewed by
PAY POLICY RUGBY HIGH SCHOOL September 2016 1 1. Overarching Principles The governors of Rugby High School recognise: the contribution to the school s success made by all members of staff the need to have
Implementing your school s approach to pay Advice for maintained schools and local authorities September 2018 Contents Summary 4 About this advice 4 Expiry or review date 4 Who is this advice for? 4 Main
Reorganisation and Redundancy Policy and Procedure Approved by: Trustees Date: October 2017 Reorganisation and Redundancy Policy 1. Introduction 1.1 The Trust is committed to ensuring its workforce operates
MOLESCROFT PRIMARY SCHOOL POLICY ON SCHOOL TEACHERS PAY FOR 1 SEPTEMBER 2016 TO 31 AUGUST 2017 BASIC PRINCIPLES POLICY GUIDANCE OPENING STATEMENT This policy sets out the framework for making decisions
ADVICE & GUIDANCE Model Pay Policy (England) 2016 - guidance School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document 2016 This guidance, and the model pay policy, is for use in maintained schools in England, and also
APPRAISAL (Performance Management) 2016/17 Date Agreed Body Review Date 02 November 2016 Board of Trustees Autumn 2017 This policy must be read in conjunction with each school s Operational Handbook for
Capability and Performance Management Policy Date of adoption: 1.4.2018 Date to be revised: 1.4.2021 Introduction The policy applies to all academies within The Spencer Academies Trust. It has been developed
Redundancy Policy 01 September 2016 Version Control Current version Previous version 01 Sep 2016 21 Apr 2016 21 Apr 2016 14 Apr 2016 Summary of changes made The payment for compensation for loss of hours
The Collett School Policies, Guidance & Procedures The Collett School Policy for Restructuring and redundancies Date of last review: May 2016 Date of next review: October 2018 1. Introduction This guidance
St Thomas Primary School Redundancy Policy Date adopted 18-June-2013 Version 6 th April 13 Last Reviewed 18-June-2013 Review Cycle Two Years Revision Ref Author/Owner Personnel Committee SCHOOLS REDUNDANCY
Redundancy and Restructuring Policy Date of adoption: 01.09.2018 Date to be reviewed: 01.09.2020 AS Introduction This policy applies to all employees of Spencer Academies Trust. The Trust Scheme of Delegation
St Thomas Primary School Redundancy Policy Date adopted 15 th May 2008 Version January 2008 Last Reviewed 10 th March 2010 Review Cycle Annual Revision Ref Author/Owner Personnel Committee SCHOOLS MODEL
1 SIR THOMAS RICH S Staff Sickness Absence Policy Date reviewed: March 2017 Responsibility: The School s senior management team (SMT) draws up the school s Staff Sickness Absence Policy. It is the responsibility
Right to request Flexible Working Policy Approved by the Trust Board on 08 December 2016 Issue 2: December 2016 1 The Right to request Flexible Working Policy Contents Page Number 1.0 Summary of main points
Children and Families Pay Policy for School Support Staff in Community and Voluntary Controlled Schools www.milton-keynes.gov.uk/mkgovernors Date issued: July 2015 Review date: July 2018 Prepared by: Human
Date of Review: September 2015 Approved by: Trust Board Next Review Date: September 2018 Policy and Procedure 1. Introduction Managing Workforce Change and Staff Reduction Changes in the way the academy
Author: CHD Date: September 2018 Review Date: September 2019 1 Purpose MANAGING SICKNESS ABSENCE PROCEDURE The purpose of this procedure is to assist with the management of employee sickness absence and
Redundancy Policy Approval Approved by Approval date Review Date Directors March 2016 March 2017 TABLE OF CONTENTS 1 PURPOSE OF THE POLICY...3 2 REDUNDANCY PROCESS...3 3 REDUNDANCY PAYMENTS...4 4 MONITORING
London Borough of Hounslow MODEL POLICY FOR SCHOOLS WHOLE SCHOOL PAY POLICY 2013/14 PROCEDURES FOR TEACHERS & SCHOOL BASED STAFF 1 WHOLE SCHOOL MODEL PAY POLICY EFFECTIVE FROM 1 SEPTEMBER 2013 CONTENTS:
Policy title Employee Absence Management Policy and Procedure School-based Employees Adopted 2015 Reviewed on April 2017 Next review due April 2018 SLT link GRE Governor link Iqbal Ismail Copies in Policies
SCHOOLS MODEL REDUNDANCY POLICY This Model Redundancy Policy is provided for all maintained schools for consideration for adoption by their Governing bodies. Headteachers of schools that purchase Personnel
RESTRUCTURE AND REDUNDANCY POLICY & PROCEDURE Version 5 September 2014 This procedure is applicable to all Academy employees. Approved by the Executive/SLT on: March 2014 Staff Consultative Group advised
Human Resources Redundancy Procedure Approved by the Finance and General Purposes Committee [Date] draft redundancy procedure v5.docx Contents Introduction and Purpose of the Procedure... 3 Scope of the
LANCASHIRE COUNTY COUNCIL MODEL PROCEDURE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF SUPPORT STAFF ARISING FROM THE AMALGAMATION, REORGANISATION OR OTHER STATUTORY CHANGE IN DELEGATED SCHOOLS (JULY 2016) 1. INTRODUCTION (c)
Model Capability Procedure for Teachers and Headteachers DOCUMENT CONTROL Policy name Capability Procedure for Teachers and Headteachers Department Human Resources Reviewing Officers ERW HR Group on behalf
Capability Policy and Procedures for schools Autumn 2017 Summary This policy outlines the Capability policy and procedures for Fieldhead Carr Primary School. This is the current LA model policy and should
Human Resources Policy No. HR37 Employment Break Scheme Additionally refer to HR01 Equal Opportunities HR16 Grievances and Disputes HR18 Reviews and Appeals in relation to Assimilation under Agenda for
OWLS Academy Trust Guidance on Fixed Term Contracts Adopted by The OWLS Academy Trust on 28/11/2016 to take effect 01/01/2017 Next Review Due Policy developed by HR Services Phone: Email: Web: Twitter:
REDUNDANCY AND RESTRUCTURING POLICY AND PROCEDURE 1. Purpose 1.1 The need to make changes to the shape of the workforce and the numbers employed can arise for a range of reasons which can include technology,
Capability Policy and Procedure for All School Based Staff Effective from 1 September 2012 CONTENTS 1. Policy Statement 2. Scope of Policy and Procedure 3. Management Support for Performance Advice and
Flexible working Policy Written by Mr L Hessey Ratified by Governors Date for Review September 2019 Signed-Chair of Governors Signed Principal (Sue Trentini) (Lee Hessey) Introduction This section of the
March 2013 Capability Procedure for Academy Teaching Staff (This policy had been formerly adopted by the Local Governing Body of...osca...on 25/3/13...) 1 Contents 1 Introduction... 3 2 Definition of Capability...
Policy on Redundancy Created: October 2016 Review: October 2018 Person Responsible for Policy : HR Director 1 Contents Page Introduction 3 When does redundancy apply? 3 Scope 3 Consultation 3 Voluntary
Effective from January 2015 1. Introduction Schools Support Staff Pay Policy Northamptonshire County Council is committed to operating consistent and equitable pay arrangements for employees. This policy
MODEL STAFFING REVIEW & REDUNDANCY PROCEDURE Background 1. Scope This procedure shall apply to all employees employed by the Governing Body of Catholic Voluntary Aided School. 1. Definition of Redundancy
STEP Academy Trust Teacher Capability Procedures DATE OF POLICY: Summer 2018 Review: Spring 2020 CONTENTS 1. Introduction 2. Formal Capability Meeting 3. Monitoring and review period following a formal
Academy Redundancy Policy Consultation Period: 21 st September 2015 11 th December 2015 Date Approved by NET: 16 th December 2015 Next Review Date: Under Review Redundancy Policy Contents Page 1. Introduction
Model Appraisal Policy for Schools The Southfield Trust adopted this policy on 4.11.15. and reviewed it on 14.11.17. Date: September 2015 Document summary This policy sets out the framework for a clear
CAPABILITY PROCEDURE FOR SCHOOLS BASED STAFF 1 INTRODUCTION 1.1 Caerphilly County Council is committed to providing a first-class education for the children and young people of Caerphilly In order to ensure
BISHOP WORDSWORTH S SCHOOL INTRODUCTION REDUNDANCY PROCEDURE 1. The Governing Body seeks to ensure, as far as possible, security of employment for employees by forward planning. However, it is recognised
Implementing Change (Redundancy & Restructures) Policy Further advice and guidance on this policy can be obtained from your HR Business Partner or the HR Helpdesk email@example.com
Career Break Policy and Procedure Policy Identification Policy Ownership Department: Human Resources Owner: Head of Human Resources Author: Human Resources, Staff Officer Screening and Proofing Section
Employment Manual PAY POLICY STATEMENT For year 2016/2017 People Management Service CONTENTS 1 INTRODUCTION... 1 2 KEY PRINCIPLES FOR PAY POLICY... 1 3 EMPLOYEES IN SCOPE OF THE PAY POLICY STATEMENT...
STRUCTURED PROFESSIONAL ASSESSMENTS GUIDANCE FOR NUT SOULBURY-PAID MEMBERS This document provides guidance for NUT Soulbury-paid members on the application of the Structured Professional Assessment (SPA)
Redundancy Policy Last update: January 2017 1. Introduction In a continually changing environment, schools need to adapt and to manage change. Changes in curriculum, budgets and student numbers, as well
Glenwood School Redundancy Procedure May 2018 Service AMENDMENTS May 2018 No material changes to procedure. 5. Data Protection Insertion of new clause covering data protection. This Model Policy was originally
ST STEPHEN'S CEVA PRIMARY SCHOOL, BATH CAPABILITY OF STAFF POLICY Note: This policy is in the St Stephen s School house style but is a copy of the adopted BANES Council model policy entitled MODEL POLICY
2013 Redundancy: Avoidance and Handling Policy and Procedure 1. What is meant by Redundancy? 1.1 Redundancy arises when employees are dismissed because: The employer has ceased, or intends to cease, to
Performance Management Policy 2015/16 Teaching Staff Approved by the Trust Board on 09 September 2015 Implementation from 1 st September 2015 0 Performance Management Policy Teaching Staff Contents Page
SICKNESS MANAGEMENT POLICY ORIGINATOR: JUDE MACDONALD SLT LINK: STUART WILLIAMS MAY 2016 CONTENTS CONTENTS... 1 1 PURPOSE OF THE POLICY AND PROCEDURE... 2 2 MANAGEMENT RESPONSIBILITIES... 2 RETURN TO WORK
Holy Trinity C of E Primary Academy Vision Statement Inspired by and rooted in Christian values and teachings, Holy Trinity CE Primary Academy will provide a caring, sharing environment which affirms the
Model Redundancy Procedure for Schools Reference: HRR001 Version No: 1.3 Issue Date: Document Control Document Ref: HRr001 Date Created: March 2013 Version: 1.2 Date Modified: March 2013 Revision due Author:
Support Staff Pay Policy 2017-18 Adopted by Symphony Learning Trust on Next Review Due April 2018 (after national negotiations on pay) Policy developed by HR Services Phone: Email: Web: Twitter: 0116 305
Flexible Working & Working Time Policy Policy Number Target Audience Approving Committee FW001 CCG staff CCG Executive Date Approved January 2014 Last Review Date July 2016 Next Review Date Policy Author
The Thrive Federation Part of the Thrive Federation of Special Schools comprising Oak Grove College, Cornfield, Herons Dale and Palatine Schools Teachers and School Leaders Pay Policy Sept 2018 The Governing