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Dear Tafkam, Theo says you'll know this one.

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Ladykaza, Jun 2, 2011.

  1. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Hi Tafkam,

    Theo has recommended I ask you this one.

    I know that in the state sector ( academies and free schools aside) teachers are not allowed to accept a pay cut to secure a post but I wondered how this worked with leadership scale.

    I am looking at head teacher posts in very small schools where some have salary ranges L6-L10, or L8 - L12.

    Does this mean that if you are a Deputy already on say L12 that you cannot apply for these posts as it would mean taking a pay cut.

    Just hoping to reduce the competition a bit!

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  2. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Hi Tafkam,

    Theo has recommended I ask you this one.

    I know that in the state sector ( academies and free schools aside) teachers are not allowed to accept a pay cut to secure a post but I wondered how this worked with leadership scale.

    I am looking at head teacher posts in very small schools where some have salary ranges L6-L10, or L8 - L12.

    Does this mean that if you are a Deputy already on say L12 that you cannot apply for these posts as it would mean taking a pay cut.

    Just hoping to reduce the competition a bit!

    Thanks for any help you can give.
     
  3. I am no-where near as clever on these things as Tafkam but I am sure this is not a problem and have appointed thus several times. Leadership spine is not the same as the MPS/UPS as it reflects the job, not the person - if you see what I mean. So you can't offer to come to a mainscale post for MPS4 if you are UPS2, but you can change a point on the leadership scale if you go (for example) from large school Dep Head to small school Head (and quite a few do.)
    Remember that when they offer a 7 point Leadership scale (which they should for Headship, not 5 as for Deputies) they may only appoint on the first 4 (to leave three years' worth of PM) so L6-L12 means they will appoint on L6 (probably) but possibly up to L9 if they are enlightened, and you are both brilliant and taking a pay cut to accept the job.

    Tafkam will correct all my errors now....[​IMG]
     
  4. tafkam

    tafkam Occasional commenter

    Not at all. You were spot on!
     
  5. Ladykaza

    Ladykaza Senior commenter

    Thank you both, very helpful
     

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