Soaring up the scales

19th January 2001 at 00:00
THE entry point for probationers will rise from pound;14,022 to pound;18,000 by the end ofthe three years. The exist- ing 10 years it takes to reach maxi- mum pay of pound;23,3l3 will be replaced by six steps to the top of the scale which will be pound;28,707.

Principal teacher salaries will go up from pound;26,301 to pound;32,388 on the first scale point and from pound;30,681 to pound;37,782 at the top. The new 'job siz- ing" approach to fixing salaries for promoted staff will bring in a scale ranging from pound;31 ,299 to pound;40,401.

Salaries for heads and deputes will rise from pound;28,881 to pound;35,565 at the bottom and from pound;54,774 to pound;67,449 for those running the largest schools.

The job szing exercise will extend the scale to pound;67,449.

The additional grade being intro- duced from April next year is that of chartered teacher, which is aimed at retaining and rewarding good teach- ers in the classroom. Chartered teach- ers will start out on pound;29,601 and, as they gain qualifications and show evi- dence of undertaking continuous professional development, can expect to earn a maximum ofpound;35,199.

Existing senior teachers and assis- tant principal teachers, whose posts will disappear, will be considered to have sufficient experience to move to the third point on the six-point scale for chartered teachers, which is set at pound;31,299.

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