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Advice on TLR payments please

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by English271217, Nov 16, 2019.

  1. English271217

    English271217 New commenter

    Hi all,

    I’d like to go for a position (TLR 2a). I’d just like to know that since the minimum is £2796 and the maximum is £6829, will the payments increase each year as they do on MPS?

    Thanks in advance
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I'd expect them to but there is no specific law that says they have to. Check what your school's Pay Policy says.
  3. diddydave

    diddydave Established commenter

    All the ones I had were increased only by the pay rise percentage each year but then this was mainly during the time when schools had, or used, less flexibility in their pay packages.
  4. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    You don’t go up the TLRs like a pay scale. They are set at a certain point in the school staffing structure and only change if this changes. That’s apart from any increase due to inflation as quoted above.
  5. DrJay

    DrJay Occasional commenter

    In my experience, TLR remains static but salaries move up in line with your annual review. Also, for various reasons, a school may decide to increase or decrease a teacher’s TLR e.g. if you’re HOD (in charge of a subject e.g. history) and your TLR is say 4550 and you’re now asked to line manage all humanities subjects, as Head of Faculty, your TLR could move up to say 6000 as you’re now in charge of multiple subject areas. Figures used here are for illustration purposes only. The reverse may happen where in the case of a school I know, subjects were grouped into Faculties and managed by Head of Faculties. However when a new Head was appointed, he dissolved faculties and appointed HoDs to run every subject area. At that point, TLR dropped for those Faculty Heads.
  6. Piranha

    Piranha Star commenter

    I am not sure I am interpreting the question correctly. I am taking it as meaning that you move from the bottom to the top of the TLR scale just as you hope to on the Main Scale.

    A TLR is an extra payment for a particular role, which should depend only on the role, not on the teacher. A standard policy would be for a school to assign values for (say) TLR2a, b and c, and then decide which of these the Head of Basket Weaving should get. The bottom and top of the TLR2 band would usually rise each year, and the holders of TLRs in that band would hope to (and, I think, should) get that percentage increase. But they won't see a move to another point on that scale unless either the job is reassessed or a new role is taken.

    If it is decreased, under STPCD, the teacher's total salary is protected for three years. That happened to me, when part of my TLR post to do with my school's specialism was being ended. Fortunately, my TLR role was amended again before the notice period expired and I kept all of the money.
  7. pauljoecoe

    pauljoecoe New commenter

    Just to confirm what some others have said. The school set the TLR depending on what they think the responsibility is worth. It won't change other than pay award increases each year....if there are any.

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