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Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by anon2799, Jan 30, 2011.

  1. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    There's a thread about academy status on opinion. Several posters have stated that headteachers receive bonuses if they reduce costs or improve exam results. This is news to me!
    So, have you ever received a bonus for any reason?
  2. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    There's a thread about academy status on opinion. Several posters have stated that headteachers receive bonuses if they reduce costs or improve exam results. This is news to me!
    So, have you ever received a bonus for any reason?
  3. As far as I understand things, schools operating under STPCD have to abide by them and there is no mechanism for bonus payments. This would in effect be a form of 1 performance related pay. In cases of academies which do not use STPCD, then anything is possible.
    BTW, governors cannot refuse a HT increment due to budget constraints.
  4. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    They can refuse a request for a second point on those grounds, even when the head's performance has been exceptional.
  5. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    I assume that this refers to Academy Principals. The Sky is the Limit there.
    But actually, hum, it is not unknown in the independent sector.
    I certainly know several people who have had bonuses on targets reached, including one Head who, one year, got I think it was £30k Bonus.
    Allegedly, as of course it was a confidential part of the contract.
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  6. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    Blimey! Actually they were referring to heads of state schools which is why I queried it. I suspect they got the idea from the fact that independents and academies do, so they must have presumed state schools are the same.
    Academy status might appeal suddenly. Just kidding! [​IMG]
  7. Some HTs get extra pay for extra work for LA, DFE etc.
    I did think it had to go to the school, but there are cases where it has gone to the HT. Was in the press several months ago.
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    schools allow heads, often those who have been at the top of the pay scale for
    a while, to do mentoring, ofsted, etc...and keep a percentage of the monies,
    after school expenses deducted, of course!!!!!!! I know of one wise old head
    who does: 3 ofsteds, is SIP for three schools and does some form of
    mentoring/coaching for Early Headship. He claims a large wad of expenses and receives
    extra payments too, (self employed invoices). He does make enough money to fund
    and subsidise school visits quite heavily I believe, which was the school’s

    hey, with the new local and national Leaders, earning schools, lead
    professionals and traded services, who's to say we won't all be trying to earn
    a little bit for the school, and when hard cash is involved lots of people will
    be looking for their cut, after all that's what a competitive market is all

    I myself charged a local private school a decent wedge for some AFL work, it took great self ontrol to pay it into the school account!!!!!!
  9. Freudian slip there!!!!!!
  10. anon2799

    anon2799 New commenter

    I'm involved in some myself but it all goes into schools account.
    There does seem to be a commonly held view that we can be paid a bonus ( for results, not for consultancy work) I was just wondering if anyone in state schools had come across this. Ithink it must be a misconception surely?
  11. Likewise; it's a way of gleaning some extra income for the school. I wouldn't dream of taking any of the money, it would be like being paid twice for the same job!
    I have never come across a case of a HT getting "Cash for Levels" as it were. Would we have to take a pay cut if results went down!!?
  12. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    STPCD 2010 page 125, para 3 [Bold is in original]:
    ".... No payments or conditions of employment other<font face="Arial"> than those provided for in the Document may be applied to teachers,
    except those conditions which are always determined locally and
    which do not conflict with the Document, unless the Secretary of
    State has granted exemptions under other legislation. </font>The Document does not provide for the payment of bonuses or socalled
    &lsquo;honoraria&rsquo; in any circumstances."
  13. You can pay teachers retention allowences, I'm not sure if this applies to HT's, but if it does, I'm sure there will be Schools out there that have paid Heads one off payments for outstanding pieces of work, amalgamations, federations, builds, data, etc...It won't be something sung from the roof tops though.

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