Ad Astra Academy Trust Pay Policy and Interpretation of the Teachers’ Pay Award

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Ad Astra Academy Trust Pay Policy and Interpretation of the Teachers’ Pay Award

The Trust Board met on Friday 20th October to agree the Trust’s Pay Policy for Teaching and Support Staff.

Part of the Pay Policy decision was to agree the Trust’s approach to the Teachers’ Pay Award.

The School Teachers’ Review Body recommendations for the pay award for 2017/18 were accepted in full by the Government:

  • A 2% uplift to the minimum and maximum points of the main pay range;
  • A 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the upper pay range, the unqualified teacher pay range and the leading practitioner pay range;
  • A 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the leadership group pay and all headteacher group pay ranges;
  • A 1% uplift to the maxima and minima of the Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) allowance ranges.

Having considered the pay award, the Trust Board used its flexibility to agree a 2% increase to all points on the main pay range, not just the minimum and maximum points.

The Trust adopted, in full, the 1% uplift to the other pay and allowance ranges.

Andy Brown OBE, Chief Executive Officer of the Trust said “With ever increasing recruitment and retention issues within the teaching profession, a 2% increase in pay across all points of the main pay range shows the Trust’s commitment to retain our talented teachers at the start of their teaching career, whilst also adding a further benefit in our exciting employment package as we strive to attract the best teachers into our trust.

Andy Steel, Chair of the Trust Board, added “The Trust Board have once again shown their commitment to the Trust becoming an employer of choice”.

The pay award will be applied to the Ad Astra teaching staff’s salary in November’s pay backdated to the 1st September 2017.

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