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Additional payments for classroom teachers (TLRs & SENs)

Career | Published 8 October, 2012

If your duties in the classroom go above and beyond the norm and it’s in your job description, you may be eligible for an extra payment.

All teacher pay scales in full

(Unchanged from 2010)

Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payments

Classroom teachers who take on extra responsibility could be awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payment. To get a TLR2 payment, teachers have to show they have a specific responsibility, which focuses on teaching and learning and needs professional skills and judgment. This responsibility must be one that exceeds that of the standard classroom teacher and it should be clearly defined in your job description.

In order to qualify for a TLR1 payment you must meet all the criteria for TLR2 and be a line manager for a significant number of people.

Payments for teaching and learning responsibilities

TLR 2 minimum£2,535
TLR 2 maximum£6,197
TLR 1 minimum£7,323
TLR 1 maximum£12,393


If the relevant body awards TLRs of different annual values to two or more teachers, the minimum difference in the annual value between each award of a TLR1 is £1,500 and between each award of a TLR2 is £1,500.

Special needs allowances for classroom teachers

Special needs 1£2,001
Special needs 2£3,954

Source: School Teachers’ Review Body

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  • If two TLRs are awarded to two teachers in the same school under the same TLR band what is the minimum amount of money that must be between the two?

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    23:53
    29 April, 2009

    zany

  • If a job description offers a TLR 2a what does this mean? How much is the TLR?

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    12:46
    10 August, 2009

    louisemal

  • TLR 2a will be £2478.00 from sept 09

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    15:55
    8 October, 2009

    Ailsmm

  • Are TLR teachers suppose to get management time?

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    13:56
    10 October, 2009

    Babe

  • I'm currently TLR2a, moving to TLR2b (wiltshire) any idea how much this is calculated at? Its around 2421.00 at the mo - and I'm probably setting myself up for an internet guffaw - but is TLR2b on top of TLR2a, or a new payment? Gentle comments if possible.

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    21:14
    13 October, 2009

    cacmcgoo

  • I am a subject leader (in all but title and salary) and am a department of one Because I also teach a core subject too there is a timetable clash so another teacher teaches my lessons (but I often write cover work)
    I attend subject leader meetings, manage a budget, write schemes of work, do data analysis but because I do not manage a SIGNIFICANT number of staff cannot have a TLR and I don't get time in my week to undertake the subject leader jobs I do.
    How did the unions allow this to happen?????
    Why did the profession let management of people be partof TEACHING and LEARNING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    20:00
    21 October, 2009

    JackieRea

  • Tell your school that is nonsense. TLR2 [2478 to 6057 pay scale] stands for Teaching and Learning Responsibiity 2 and has nothing to do with management of staff. A TLR2 is awarded based on your responsibility for teaching a curriculum area e.g. taking a lead role in KS3 coordination or KS4 for a particular subject or SoW within a subject. Nothing to do with managing staff. They are clearly trying to avoid paying up. TES Says:-"Classroom teachers who take on extra responsibility could be awarded a Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) payment. To get a TLR2 payment, teachers have to show they have a specific responsibility, which focuses on teaching and learning and needs professional skills and judgment. This responsibility must be one that exceeds that of the standard classroom teacher and it should be clearly defined in your job description." IF HOWEVER, you want TLR 1 payment [7158 to 12,114 scale] then YES it has to include management of a certain number of staff.TES says "In order to qualify for a TLR1 payment you must meet all the criteria for TLR2 and be a line manager for a significant number of people."Hope that helps??!!

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    11:32
    22 October, 2009

    hortonl

  • Help! Anyone?
    I am an NQT and i have just been offered the Head of Area job.
    Apparently this will have to be 'Acting' (unpaid) until next year because I am an NQT and already part way through the year so i can't get a TLR now.
    Does anyone know if this is true?

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    16:46
    5 November, 2009

    GWoolley

  • Probably not. Sounds like they are taking advantage of you.

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    17:44
    7 November, 2009

    mevdog1971

  • Does being a subject co-ordinator count as a TLR, or is this part and parcel of the role of standard classroom teacher?

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    12:34
    8 November, 2009

    Cally38

  • I’m in the same boat as JackieRea (sympathy) as well as ICT co-ordinator (and being paid), however a position of curriculum leader came up for science, ICT and P.E. which I took up (in 2nd year). I am responsible for 6 staff and have to ensure staff are target setting and tracking of student progress, producing lessons plans for each lesson, have SOW in place, planners are done week in advance and lesson observations and more. Also go to management meets to produce the schools new SIP and SEF. I am on tlr2 (minimum), after reading some of the feedback am I in a good position to ask for tlr1. advice advice advice advice advice advice

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    21:18
    9 November, 2009

    neil.thornton

  • made a mistake in the above comment "(and being paid)," should read "(and not being paid)

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    21:31
    9 November, 2009

    neil.thornton

  • I am paid the minimum of TLR 1. This was awarded to me for being head of a department of 7. Now the Department has reduced to 3.8. Can the TLR be taken away from me ?

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    13:57
    15 November, 2009

    newamsterdam

  • School teachers Pay and conditions document 2008, Section3, page 168, paragraph 65
    No payment - no responsibility, no accountability without TLR

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    23:31
    16 November, 2009

    BillyJuby

  • I'm also an NQT and my job description is 'Teacher of Dance and Drama' but am the only Dance teacher there teaching Dance at all levels (KS3,4 & 5), managing all extra-curricular clubs and also having to create my own schemes of work. Do you think this would be enough to justify me trying for a TLR? I got a letter after my first half term from the Head Teacher saying what a good job he thought I was doing and how he'd had comments from a number of members of staff about how much of a great team player I was and my 'can do' attitude.

    Am so skint and desperate for the extra cash but not sure whether the stuff I've mentioned is enough to justify it?

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    17:39
    21 November, 2009

    amy_b27

  • Can anyone advise me on whether you can proceed through the TLR2 scale as you can through the general payscale? I have held a post of KS2 co-ordinator for 4 years now,I have met my performance management targets and have made sure that the school has achieved awards such as Becta ICT mark etc, and find I am still on the lowest point of the TLR2 scale. Is this always the case?

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    18:36
    28 December, 2009

    momatiti

  • I would really like to have your honest feedback on my present predicament. I hold the position of 2nd TIC of English in a very challenging school in Newham. My post involves managing the KS3 curriculum, Performance managing three staff, handling data, coordinating the one to one literacy improvement programme and running around doing various other gopher duties at the behest of the TIC. I have been on minimum TLR2 for the past two years and have a full timetable and cover duty on a regular basis. I have now been asked to take the post of literacy coordinator for the whole school but have not been assured by the SLT that I would have a reduced timetable nor a pay rise. I would very much appreciate your advice as I feel I am having the wool pulled over my eyes.

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    19:58
    4 February, 2010

    wacken08

  • Help please...we have a new head who will be decreasing all TLR payments effective as of next year. He has also notified us that TLR posts don't fit into his structure of the school and will be safeguarded until December 2012. Is this allowed?

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    8:54
    7 February, 2010

    croydon72

  • Hi, I was wondering if you could answer my question: I am teaching two subjects (one of them to A-level in a non-sixth form school) and I have to create my own SOWs (no help from HoD), does this qualify as a TLR?

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    1:18
    19 February, 2010

    paulina.jarnalo

  • Hi, Can anyone help,
    Am currently Literacy leader in school, also have responsibility for 2 other subject areas including pupil voice. Although I am not head of a phase or key stage I am responsible for monitoring, assessing, giving feedback, being a budget holder, planning, preparing and leading core team meetings, leading training to teachers and TA's. I lead network groups outside of school on behalf of the cluster too. Am upper pay scale 2 at the moment. Do I qualify for a TLR? I don't really understand how they work?

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    20:56
    24 February, 2010

    chickenus1

  • I currently have a TLR2 for maths. For September i have been appointed head of KS2 with a TLR2. I will also be responsible for line managing 4 colleagues. Am I eligible for a TLR1? Or how does having two TLR2's work?

    Any help would be appreciated.

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    10:57
    27 March, 2010

    nanoo67

  • Can anyone tell me if this TLR is only available in England? Would a class teacher leading a Nurture Group be entitled to this in Scotland?

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    15:59
    16 April, 2010

    nic16mar

  • i manage 18 members of staff but the governors say this does not entitle me to TLR1, only TLR 2 the same as all our other TLR posts. They have set criteria whereby you have to get a certain number of points to determine the TLR level - they say managing 1-2 staff gets 1 point, 2-4 staff gets 2 points and over 4 staff gets 3 points - this still leaves me on TLR2. can they do this?

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    18:01
    29 April, 2010

    rosebowe1

  • I am currently TLR2 and UPS3 and part of the SLT which I don't really enjoy. I would like to apply to be an AST and wonder if the financial benifits are the same as my current situation? Can anyone give me any advice?

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    10:08
    3 May, 2010

    ChunkyMan

  • Hi, hope someone out there can give advice about a colleague having a TLR point that she's not earning.
    About 3 years ago, our team found out at school (secondary) that a colleague had been given a TLR. It had all been kept hush hush, but as these things do......it came to light.
    When the team questioned our Subject Leader, she said that the TLR was for developing primary links. When we asked why this TLR had not been put up for anyone to apply for it, the reason for the TLR was suddenly changed and she said that it was for running the A level!!!!
    We've just found out that in nextr years timetable I may be given the task of developing primary links and another colleague (not the same as above) will be running the A level course.
    So, where do we stand? We would be taking responsibilty for a task, that someone else is getting the TLR point for.
    Can we ask that this TLR point is recindered and then reassigned?
    I hope that someone can shed light on this please.
    Agent Starling



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    16:02
    13 May, 2010

    agentstarling

  • Is it true that in a school a TLR leader of LKS2 cannot be moved to carry out the same post in UKS2 without the job being advertised? I know TLRs cannot be transferred to other schools but it does seem that not allowing management staff to be moved within a school would be denying them professional development. Is it possible for the head to just move the member of staff to the new year group without advertising?

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    11:50
    16 May, 2010

    Minnie K

  • Hi all,

    Sounds like most of you need to contact your union straight away rather than follow heresay.

    Good luck

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    15:29
    27 May, 2010

    spqr

  • I am currently second in English and Head of Health and Social Care. I set up the Health and Social Care course about 9 years ago and after 4 years managed to get 2 R&R points. I have responsibility for 5 staff as well as all the staff training, exam entry, SOW, lesson observation, curriculum development, and numerous other activities. When I became English Co-ordinator of Learning, my R&R points were taken off me and I was paid on the TLR 1B. When I queried why I have lost retention and recruitment points for being Head of Department - Health and Social Care, I was told it would all come under the TLR 1B. I think I am being ripped off as all the responsibility and accountability for Health and Social Care falls on me. Can someone give me some advice please?

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    21:29
    14 June, 2010

    cmc568477

  • Hi all,

    What qualifies me for and SEN allowance? I teach a class for 20 secondary students all with SA or SAP. I teach them 14 lessons a week, maths english, history, PACE..etc etc.

    Can anyone help?

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    23:08
    16 June, 2010

    taylord24

  • Do schools have to giv you an SEN point if you are an SEN teacher?

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    19:53
    30 June, 2010

    marie redmond

  • I was wondering whether you could tell me how much a TLR2D would be worth from September 2010?

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    17:21
    5 July, 2010

    JoshBacciochi

  • Help! What does the c mean in 2lrc in terms of pay and responsibility?

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    9:27
    14 July, 2010

    astirling

  • I was always under the belief that the TLR1 or TLR2 posts were decided upon by the Governors and SMT as a 'role', rather than rewards for an individual teacher's commitment or experience. If this is the case, then if individual teachers who carry out that particular role would not be entitled to extra if they take on extra tasks.
    Please someone enlighten me if I am wrong.

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    10:11
    2 August, 2010

    Guinevere

  • Read the School Teachers Pay and Conditions document 2010. You need to be informed about your salaries and entitlements to allowances. This will affect your pensions. If you think you should be paid then don't just believe what the Head says find out for yourself. Write down what you do other than teach and then contact your union for advice.

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    19:10
    19 September, 2010

    flower girl

  • Are you all receiving personal responses? Non seem to be answered here - very fustrating!!!

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    19:45
    28 September, 2010

    RRocca

  • I am currently reveiving an SEN 1 Point, what do I need to progress to SEN 2 Point?

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    16:05
    16 December, 2010

    ajfm

  • Can you receive TLR points if you are not a teacher? As work as an assistance SENCO and line manage 21 staff! would appreciate your comments...

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    22:37
    12 January, 2011

    Fred Flintstone

  • I am an NQT and have been appointed as Head of PE and will be teaching General Subjects. Will this entitle me to TLR?

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    16:33
    7 February, 2011

    wgudge

  • s a subject co ordinator the same as a subject leader? I am a primary teacher on MPS. SInce our new head arrived she has changed the name and expects a lot more, i.e. it is no longer a case of just getting the subject to tick over (which already involved monitoring plans, staff observations, ordering resources, staff meetings and end of year reports) but now there is an expectation of a lot more input to push the subject forward and a lot more hours over and above the 1 hour co ordinator's time, which the head says is a token gesture towards the role. As expected, the role of subject co ordinator carried no monetary benefits and neither does the 'revised' role as subject leader. In addition to this change there also seem to be a great deal more expectations of us as class teachers and to be honest it's hard enough just keeping up with that job without adding even more to it with more responsibilities elsewhere.

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    20:14
    14 February, 2011

    teacher911

  • I am a design and technology teacher in my 3rd year of teaching. I have been the sole teacher of Resistant Materials and I was asked in my interview if I would set up a KS4 subject. This is now up and running.
    I asked whether I could be considered for a TLR and my line manager said it doesn't work like that - no clearer on how it works from their point of view. I can't help feeling that i've been phobbed off as I am relatively new to teaching and that they have got a good deal out of me. I am responsible for all the SOWs and this area of the department in general.
    Should I be entitled to a TLR?

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    14:54
    7 March, 2011

    emawicks

  • I am teacher in charge of a LEA SEN assessment + observation unit, attached to, a Main Stream Primary school a position I have held for the last 24years. Originally I was paid a Management B allowance as I was in sole charge of the unit of 10 sen children + 3 support staff.
    With the changes to TLR payments 2006 my B allowance changed into SEN A +TLR 2 as I also took responsibility for the Early years unit and whole school CPD.
    Our school is now in the throws of redundancies and a new school structure has been drawn up. The TLR2 in the main stream school no longer exists and the role of SENCO has been given to me. As the school also has 2 assistant heads surely this should not be added to my workload, as I now have 14 children in the Unit and the pressure of work is already high.
    If I refuse to accept the added responsibility are the Governing Body able to remove my TLR allowance or is it safeguarded in any way?

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    22:10
    4 April, 2011

    siwsi

  • i would like to comment that every tecaher is a teacher of SEN so in that case all teachers would be awarded an SEN allowance!!

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    14:43
    8 June, 2011

    glendaparry1

  • I need some advice. I have just moved to the UK and have secured a full time position of subject leader of art and design in a brand new school that is set to open in september 2011.
    The school has only employed subject leaders and i am the only person in my faculty, so i am not managing staff this year. I have written all schemes of work and will teach across year 3-9 in the first year.
    I am also form mistress and have a fairly large pastoral care responsibility. As i have spent the past 5 years teaching in sydney i am not familiar with the pay scale and what is acceptable. Am i eligible for TLR pay?
    Thanks for your help!

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    9:33
    11 June, 2011

    elizaking

  • Hi,

    I'm going to contact my union but thought I'd ask anyway. I have been teaching for 5 years and last year started to work in a Special needs school in Finchley. I am now teaching 16+ (SEN) and had to write the curriculum. I am the line manager of 4. What pay scale do you think I should be on?

    Thank you!

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    20:20
    4 September, 2011

    lynat

  • Hi I just wondered if anyone could tell me if I should be getting a TLR2, I am the SENCO and the FS and KS1 leader. Im not sure what / if I should be getting anything, and I dont want to ask my school until I am sure. Thanks in advance.

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    15:58
    21 September, 2011

    sherfield73

  • Gwoolley - utter rubbish. I was awarded a TLR 2a during my NQT year for an Acting position and when it was made substantive (still during my NQT year) it was put up to 2b.

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    16:37
    18 February, 2012

    southlondonteacher

  • I have been on a temporary TLR 2b since last May. I have just been informed that I have been given the appointment permanently. When I checked the salary it is nearly £500 more. Is this right?

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    11:32
    2 April, 2012

    eleafe

  • I've been told that I will be on m2 in September after just completing my NQT year. I will be art leader and shadow literacy leader when I return as well as taking part in an assessment and curriculum project. Will this mean that I will be entitled to M2 + TLR2? I'm very new to all this and would appreciate it if someone could tell me how much I should expect!!

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    19:00
    20 July, 2012

    eloch

  • Can I stand down from Primary Numeracy Coordinators role? The role is becomming more and more demanding including observations and work scrutinies. I am not getting any TLR allowance.

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    18:07
    19 September, 2012

    klee123

  • I have just started a position and have been put in the lowest TLR payment possible. - does anyone know how this is decided and if it is fixed or can it go up?

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    8:11
    28 September, 2012

    benbrown75

  • Hi, I'd really like some advice! I'm on MPS4, am the Science Co-ordinator ( with no release time or TLR) and from January will be acting SENCo ( with one day relase but no extra pay). The only co-ord with TLR are the "core" lit and Num (who get the tlr plus one afternoons release), however, Science is still deemed core but I dont get the time or tlr. Am i accountable if Ofsted come in and is it possible to apply to jump a payscale on MPS? Thanks

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    0:09
    2 October, 2012

    bububs85

  • Can a member of support staff qualify for a TLR?? We have this situation in our school just wondering if it was right?
    Cheers

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    18:17
    19 November, 2012

    mutchy82

  • I am a literacy coordinator for my school and I am on the leadership team. Does anyone know whether I am entitled to time out of the classroom for this role?

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    21:00
    4 February, 2013

    fergusonju

  • I have seen a role advertised as TLR2 PT1. Does anyone know what the PT1 part means?

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    12:12
    11 February, 2013

    noura_mehmet

  • PT 1 maybe the same as TLR 1a

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    15:24
    24 February, 2013

    mugwump1

  • Does anyone know what tlr 2.1 pays?

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    20:40
    11 March, 2013

    Oralb

  • I am a SEN teacher, at my previous school while working as a SEN Teacher I was awarded SEN1. I have since changed schools, but still working as a SEN teacher. My new school are refusing to pay me the SEN allowance, claiming its not in their payment framework. What does this mean? Is there anything I can do?

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    12:28
    28 March, 2013

    Stuartjohnston81

  • I am a History teacher and am on UPS1, due to go to UPS2 in September this year. I have a paid TLR (2b) for being whole schoole PSHCE coordinator planning SOW, scrutinising marking and completing learning walks for 11 members of staff, and in September I was asked to take on the role of whole school ITT coordinator, and was given 1 additional hour to do the work, but no extra pay. Should I now be asking for an increase in my TLR or would I be 'stacking' them? Do I need to contact my union?

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    12:38
    11 April, 2013

    HistoryMystery82

  • I live in Wales so when I recently moved 6 miles down the road to another local school. I took on the same role as SENCO but in my first pay slip I noticed I lost my SEN allowance. Itest for Dyslexia etc and do all the Access Arrangements testing, teach 100% SEN pupils in my classes, manage 20 plus LSA's and teach 60% timetable. A new Headteacher started at the same time.When I spoke to the LEA and old Head prior to taking up post I was told that the SEN point was already rolled into the TLR. Is this allowed?
    I was awarded the SEN point at a lower rate in my previous school when I qualified to test pupils. I spoke to my union who said this seemed ok as the TLR and SEN point were rolled together. Is this correct?
    The LEA said it was advertised at MPS and TLT only. I'm confused! Any advice would be really appreciated.

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    21:03
    13 April, 2013

    muz92057

  • Hi, I am an NQT and I have been asked to take on the responsibilty of Numeracy coordinator. Does this mean I should receive TLR2?

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    15:03
    15 April, 2013

    teacherpat

  • Sorry, I forgot to add, I will be Numeracy coordinator next year (when I am no longer an NQT!)

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    15:04
    15 April, 2013

    teacherpat

  • Hi,

    Is it acceptable to be given a TLR of 1500 with a time allowance of 1 extra free period a week, which is apparently equates to 1700, so altogether it is worth 3200?

    Thanks

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    18:04
    27 April, 2013

    jleeson

  • Hi, another query to add to your list! I work in an SEBD school where every pupil has a statement for behaviour. My own class were set up as an 'additional needs' class within this school. I think every teacher in my school has SEN pay (or they should!) but do I qualify for more than the minimum allowance? What do I need to do to earn more SEN allowance? Thanks

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    20:22
    4 June, 2013

    kt6382

  • This is taken from the school teacherspay & conditions document 2012. It is due to change in sept 2013.

    91. Teachers are expected to contribute, both orally and in writing as appropriate, to curriculum development by sharing their professional expertise with colleagues and advising on effective practice. This does not mean that they can be expected to take on the responsibility of, and accountability for, a subject area or to manage other teachers without appropriate additional payment. Responsibilities of this nature should be part of a post that is in the leadership group or linked to a post which attracts a TLR on the basis set out in paragraph 23.

    However, if you read the sections on UPS teachers it becomes ambiguous.

    In my current post as a part-time (0.55) UPS3 primary teacher I am expected to take on the full role as Literacy subject leader with accountability to the EDA's etc as well as 'managing' 2 foundation subject areas, without a TLR. I have had 1/2 day subject leader time this year. According to our LEA this is the expectation for UPS teachers. The unions haven't been very helpful saying, that's what happens to a lot of teachers especially in smaller schools.

    I am presuming that UPS counts as a post in the leadership group.

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    19:52
    7 June, 2013

    adyandali

  • Hi,
    I run the student voice within our school, on my own, but I do not get any TLR. I believe the yearbook organisation comes with TLR, but am not exactly sure why I don't get it. The job I deal with, is not written in my job description, nor do I get paid for it. However, when we get the Ofsted call, I am very much made aware of what my responsibility is. Surely I should I be getting some kind of TLR, right?

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    13:35
    13 June, 2013

    gdaydawkins

  • Hi I wonder if anyone can help? I work 0.6 on MPS 6. Since september I have taken on the role of SEN coordinator. I have been told that my role will be developing and in september this year I will be taking on more responsibility and will be part of the SLT. I will be overseeing the TAs and their roles, analysing data, evaluating interventions etc. I already receive the SEN allowance but will I be entitled to anything else such as a TLR or a higher SEN allowance or move to the UPS???

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    10:29
    28 June, 2013

    greenelms13

  • Does anyone know how much an Assistant Curriculum Leader should be on? I am being asked to take on the role on an R and R rate of 1200. Is this right?

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    11:18
    12 July, 2013

    guyfoths

  • In a SENCO's job description (Wales) should contact time be 80% on a 50% SEN register?(500 pupils have IEP's) I teach English, personal development? (ist time ever) 18 hrs, have been give on call duties for 7 and 15 hours test time. I am told as part of my role that I will have responsibility of whole school behaviour centre (new provision) which I have een asked to set up usin LSA's as main staff. This leaves little for SEN external liaison time, meetings etc I am concerned my timetable is hugely unmanageable. I was advisedby the deputy head that HOD's have 40 lessons contact therefore I should. Surely a SENCO is not a HOD inthe same context? Please advise

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    17:40
    12 July, 2013

    muz92057

  • After recently having a baby I have decided to have one day off a week so that I don't get overwhelmed and do the best I can at work and home. I am really disappointed that at my current school they have a policy which says I have to give up my TLR because I'm part time. I feel gutted as they have not made the decision on skill, experience or knowledge.
    I feel very undervalued as I know this didn't happen to staff in my last school. I had some great pastoral ideas for when I returned to my deputy college leader post and have read up loads even asking for books on pastoral leadership as Christmas presents as money is tight but wanted to keep up to date. I feel demotivated about returning to work and CPD.
    Any comments welcome.

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    10:00
    17 July, 2013

    kredhead

  • Can anybody help? I have been working for the last four years as head of P.E in a special needs school for physical, sensory and complex medical needs and co ordinate physical education for all (Reception to KS5).
    I am a qualified P.E instructor but do not have teacher status. I write all my own schemes of work, have regular observations (majority outstanding), manage a budget, attend subject leader meetings, do data analysis, meet all performance targets, run lunch time clubs and manage 10 plus staff.
    I have been told that because I am not a qualified teacher I am unable to claim the special needs allowance or any TLR payments. Is this true? Please help!

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    12:51
    29 August, 2013

    garyhydon

  • I have been UPS 3 for a number of years and have recently been offered a post at TLR2a. Will I lose my UPS3 if I take the TLR2a post?

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    8:39
    1 October, 2013

    HelenRichards10

  • You should be able to keep your UPS3-this is a salary level that you have earned. I am a UP3 with a TLR 1.

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    22:22
    15 October, 2013

    jandi58

  • I am a UP3 teacher and currently on a TLR2. I lead a team of 6 teachers and 7 TAs who I appraise and am responsible for behaviour management of 150 pupils. I lead assessment for the whole school which is 280 pupils and rising. At my last appraisal meeting I asked my Head about being out on TLR 1 which he declined. Can anyone give any advice please or advise me what I need to do to be on tlr 1?

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    20:06
    16 October, 2013

    nicolabowe28

  • I am a Science Co-Ordinator in a primary school, Because Science is a core subject - Am I entitled to TLR?

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    14:18
    10 November, 2013

    fareen

  • Is TLR 1 M same as TLR 1c? Does the M stand for Max imum or minimum? Thanks

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    11:40
    19 February, 2014

    escape4hell

  • I have been teaching sen children as part of a unit for the past two years. I wondering if I should have been paid SEN pay?! Thoughts would be appreciated!

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    9:09
    8 March, 2014

    missmilton17

  • How do you move up SEN scale? What does SEN 1 and SEN 2 mean?
    Thank you.

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    10:38
    9 May, 2014

    chewby

  • If new TLR posts are created in a department should they be advertised or can they just be given to people without a recruitment process?

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    19:05
    22 May, 2014

    jac5368

  • i am currently employed as a Maths instructor in a BESD setting, I am the only Maths teacher so have to write the schemes of work, do all the planning, marking and assessment for the subject.

    I had never heard of the TLR payments, do I qualify for this?

    Also i get paid the SEN allowence 1, why and how do you qualify for the SEN 2?

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    10:25
    26 June, 2014

    lukeholl85

  • I am currently the sole teacher of a subject and have been responsible for budgeting, exam entries and all other admin for my subject. I have now been offered a TLR 1b for taking responsibility for a whole school subject PSHCE ... What financial gain would this TLR incur?
    Thanks

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    16:42
    2 July, 2014

    psycho lady

  • Isee above comment ... I am currently on Spinal point 02 UPS

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    16:45
    2 July, 2014

    psycho lady

  • I was awarded a TLR 2C in 2011 which was temporary in the first instance. I've had it since for a further 2 years but after a staffing restructure last summer I didn't get a post. My school are trying to say that my TLR was temporary so I've lost it. I think I should be safeguarded for 3 years as I've had the TLR for 3 years it is now no longer in the first instance but permanent. Any advice welcome please?

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    0:08
    28 September, 2014

    Timcurtis83

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