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Finished NQT pay rise?

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by amygregory, Oct 3, 2017.

  1. amygregory

    amygregory New commenter

    Hi there can some one help.

    I finished my NQT year last year successfully and have stayed at the same school.

    I’m still paying paid the same rate as I was last year.
    I was under the impression that there was an automatic pay rise after passing NQT?

    The payroll lady tells me I need to go through another appraisal in October.

    But how can I have a successful appraisal as I haven’t got any performance management targets since passing my NQT.

    Can someone point me in the direction of some guidance on this subject.

    Thanks
     
  2. felicity5183

    felicity5183 Occasional commenter

    Usually, passing your NQT is used as your performance management. If you think about it, you have had to prove your competency in many ways during your NQT year so that should be enough for them to move you up the pay scale.
     
  3. Sillow

    Sillow Senior commenter

    There is no guarantee a teacher will move up on the pay scale at the start of a new year. Speak to your line manager or whoever will be doing your PM this year and ask them. The woman who does payroll may not know either your individual situation as a recent NQT or that October is the time for target setting, not reviewing.
     
  4. AHT82

    AHT82 New commenter

    You should check but in our school it show in your October pay as payroll would be updated in September. So you would get a bit backdated too for September.
     
  5. mbee1

    mbee1 New commenter

    If you've successfully passed your NQT year that should be enough evidence to move you up the scale. Our Governors meet in September to go through the anonymised data presented by the HT who has either recommended or not recommended an increment based on staff performance in the previous academic year. It could be that the Governors have not yet met to approve pay as some are not as on the ball as others. Wait until the end of October and if there isn't an increment then, speak to your HT.
     
  6. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    It all depends upon the school pay policy do check it. If progression is based upon meeting targets then the NQT induction is usually evidence of this
     
  7. Skychaserhigh

    Skychaserhigh New commenter

    October 31st is performance management deadline, we meet with governors after that to agree the scale move and this is then backdated to September on the December pay. Nice Christmas bonus!
     
  8. mbee1

    mbee1 New commenter

    That timetable isn't quick enough for us. We meet as Governors in the first two weeks of the autumn term providing we've had the pay guidance from the LA. We discuss the anonymised data in respect of the staff appraisals and we pay it from October.
     

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