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TLR for Media Subject Leader? GCSE only.

Discussion in 'Media studies' started by Spacecadet, Dec 8, 2016.

  1. Spacecadet

    Spacecadet New commenter


    What TLRs are people on as head of media?

    In our school, Media Studies used to come under the umbrella of English, but the English HoD had zero interest in it.

    I pushed to be separately responsible for it so now have a separate budget, a line manager on SLT and attend subject leader meetings.

    This year I have over 100 students taking the GCSE in years 10 and 11, will be subject to a department review and am responsible for four non-specialist teachers. I am thinking I should ask for a proper TLR - what sort of remuneration are other media leaders on?

  2. ThereAreBunniesInMyHead

    ThereAreBunniesInMyHead Occasional commenter

    I have had 3 roles as HOD of Media in different state schools. In all three jobs I have been responsible for both GCSE and A-level, and responsible for at least 2 non specialists a year, if not more. In my first two HOD of Media roles the TLR was about £2500 a year. In my current role I get £6,400 which is, in my opinion, far more than the vast majority of HOD Media roles will offer... But I'm not going to tell my school that...
  3. Sealhawk

    Sealhawk New commenter

    I would need to double check but off the top of my head I believe mine is somewhere in the £4,5k range. I am HoD for Media & Film, there's close to 200 students doing GCSE across Y9-11, about 80 doing AS or A2 Media and then about 40 doing Film Studies in AS or A2.
  4. MediaShop

    MediaShop New commenter

    Tim sounds like a busy department! Good stuff! How many members of staff do you have? How many students do you have at your school?

    My school is same as Tim in terms of TLR about 130 students doing GCSE media studies, 2 non specialists & technician. Only secondary school.
  5. Sealhawk

    Sealhawk New commenter

    We have 2 full Media specialists (myself included) and then two half Media, half English teachers who have the odd group. I believe the school has about 1700 on roll across its sites.
  6. emilylime

    emilylime New commenter

    Not sure if this is too late to reply but I am in charge of media and in the restructuring that took place in our school have no TLR (I did have one which was about 1700 a year)- despite the fact that at one point ALL of the pupils in Year 10 and 11 were sitting the exam and doing the GCSE course. We have moved to a Directors of learning structure and Deputy Director of each faculty. I was told that I could apply for the Deputy DOL job but it would be likely to go to someone in the English Department as it had a Literacy focus. We do GCSE and A Level, I have my own budget and am responsible for the results - the only thing I no longer have to do is the meeting with the head every half term - my DOL does that.
  7. Sealhawk

    Sealhawk New commenter

    So you are expected to do the same amount of work but for less money? That sounds outrageous!
  8. emilylime

    emilylime New commenter

    Apparently the change in teacher pay and conditions a few years ago means everything other than being in charge of other teachers is now officially the job of the teacher if you read it that way. It does mean I pretty much get left alone which has its positives.
  9. CandysDog

    CandysDog Established commenter

    GCSE and A Level. Three other members of staff, all of whom are non-specialists and mainly teach other subjects (as do I). I manage the staff, the budget and the course in general. I receive no TLR for this.

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