Additional payments for qualified teachers

11th January 2017 at 15:00
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As a qualified teacher with extra responsibilities you could be entitled to a bit extra in your pay packet.

If you've taken on added responsibility, or you're teaching pupils with special educational needs (SEN), you could receive additional payment above your standard salary. 

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Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments

Classroom teachers who take on extra responsibility could be awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payment.

TLR payments fall into three categories. TLR1 and TLR2 are awarded to teachers undertaking sustained additional responsibility. TLR3 payments are awarded for teachers who are taking on a time-limited school improvement project or one-off responsibility.

TLR1 payments range from £7,622 - £12,898. 
TLR2 payments range from £2,640 - £6,197
TLR3 payments range from £523 - £2,603

Do I qualify for a TLR payment?

To get an TLR2 payment, teachers have to show they have a specific responsibility, which focuses on teaching and learning and needs professional skills and judgment. This responsibility must be one that exceeds that of the standard classroom teacher and it should be clearly defined in your job description.

In order to qualify for a larger TLR1 payment you must meet all the criteria for TLR2 as well as being a line manager for a significant number of people.

It is not possible for a teacher to receive both a TLR1 and TLR2, but it is possible for a teacher to receive a TLR1 or TLR2 and a TLR3.

Special educational needs (SEN) allowances

Classroom teachers who teach pupils with special education needs are entitled to an additional allowance. Those who work in a special school, work in a post that requires a SEN qualification or teach pupils in designated special classes are entitled to an allowance.

SEN payments range from £2,085 - £4,116.

Please note: The pay scales listed apply to teachers employed by a local authority or by the governing body of a foundation, voluntary aided or foundation special school. Academies and free schools are not legally required to implement the pay scales, so it is best to request to see their own pay policy.

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