Soaring up the scales
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.