Teacher Salary Consultancy

Baines Cutler is a leading provider of teacher salary and benefits consultancy to the independent schools' sector. Tim Baines and Rhiannon Cutler together developed the UK's first detailed survey in this area in 2010 and this is being repeated in 2013 and extended to junior schools in 2014. We now provide teacher salaries and benefits consultancy across a wide range of skill areas - from pay scales to allowances, from introducing pay thresholds and apprasial systems to contact time and timetabling reviews. Details of our Teacher Salary Consultancy services are below.

Pay Scales and allowances

Pay Scales and allowances

Teacher pay and benefits are hot topics at the moment. With the pressure on to keep fees down all schools are having to review their largest cost – teaching staff. Many schools use lengthy and outdated pay scales or systems of allowance payments which have grown unchecked over time and which contain many anomalies. However, to tackle these areas effectively schools want accurate comparative data.

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Performance thresholds and appraisals

Performance thresholds and appraisals

Performance pay is a hot topic at the moment in both the independent and the maintained sectors. With the pressure on to keep fees down independent schools are having to review their largest cost – teaching staff. Many schools use automatic-increase pay scales which can in some cases extend for most of a teacher’s working life. Allowances are sometimes provided but never seem to be taken away. Schools are looking for ways to assess performance and link it to pay – but in a way which is supportive of the school’s ethos and which helps in teacher development. Many schools are looking at pay “hurdles” or “thresholds” as a way of doing this.

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Timetabling and contact time reviews

Timetabling and contact time reviews

Timetabling, curriculum and contact time reviews are hot topics at the moment. With the pressure on to keep fees down all schools are having to review their largest cost – teaching staff. Many schools have allowed their curriculum and subject choices to expand too far, they have handed out contact time remissions too widely and have not examined closely enough whether non-teachers can carry out jobs currently undertaken by teachers.

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