Understanding the Governors role in Headteacher Performance Management and The Pay Committee

The Pay and Pay Appeals Committees are statutory committees and are responsible for all pay decisions outside of the cost of living increases. The committees must be agreed by the Governing Board who will delegate the role to the named governors serving on the committees. This course will provide participants with an in-depth understanding of the statutory requirements for maintained schools in relation to Headteacher Performance Management (HPM) and teaching staff pay decisions, which is recommended best practice for schools to follow.

The course will include:

  • An overview of statutory guidance for HPM
  • Organisational details of the HPM process, including the role of the external advisor and the requirements for target reviews
  • Exploration of best practice target setting including how these should link to the school improvement priorities and outcomes for students
  • Information on actions following HPM reviews and the role of the Pay Committee in this process

Impact Statement
Governors will:

  • be confident in setting challenging and aspirational targets for the Headteacher
  • be able to ensure that the targets are reviewed regularly
  • have the confidence to challenge the senior leadership to evidence that performance management targets have been set for all staff and that they are impacting on outcomes for pupils
  • understand their statutory role in making pay decisions for all teaching staff
  • evaluate the evidence provided by the Headteacher and how to use it to make strategic decisions on teacher’s pay
  • be clear on the type of evidence expected for a request to move through the Threshold or Upper Pay Scale
  • be confident when challenging requests for pay increases and have a clear rationale for any pay increase refusals
  • be able to ensure pay decisions are managed fairly and in line with the expectations of the school’s Pay Policy and the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document

All Governors

8th July 2021 (8:30am - 11:30am)
The Professional Development Centre (PDC), 1 Waterdale Road, London SE2 0XT (only disabled parking available on-site)
Members of the School Improvement Service
£50 (non RBG school £60)
Can be included as part of the SLA training package, otherwise above charges apply
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