3.1 Principals’ Remuneration

A Principal’s remuneration shall comprise the school roll-based salary component (U grade) specified in clause 3.1.1 and the staffing based salary component (supplementary) specified in clause 3.1.2, the decile payment (where applicable), the Area School Principal’s Payment and the Career Allowance (where applicable).

3.1.1 The Principal’s salary shall be determined in accordance with the grade of the school (i.e. U1-U16):

School roll based salary component (U-grades)

U GradeRoll SizeRate prior to
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2017
Rate effective
2 June 2018
1 1-50 $77,373 $78,920 $80,499 $82,109
2 51-100 $84,538 $86,229 $87,953 $89,712
3 101-150 $91,557 $93,388 $95,256 $97,161
4 151-300 $98,731 $100,706 $102,720 $104,774
5 301-500 $105,905 $108,023 $110,184 $112,387
6 501-675 $110,006 $112,206 $114,450 $116,739
7 676-850 $114,275 $116,561 $118,892 $121,270
8 851-1,025 $118,547 $120,918 $123,336 $125,803
9 1,026-1,200 $121,450 $123,879 $126,357 $128,884
10 1,201-1,400 $124,353 $126,840 $129,377 $131,964
11 1,401-1,600 $128,589 $131,161 $133,784 $136,460
12 1,601-1,800 $132,827 $135,484 $138,193 $140,957
13 1,801-2,000 $136,788 $139,524 $142,314 $145,161
14 2,001-2,200 $140,751 $143,566 $146,437 $149,366
15 2,201-2,400 $144,219 $147,103 $150,045 $153,046
16 2,401+ $147,687 $150,641 $153,654 $156,727

3.1.2 Staffing based salary component
In addition to the school roll-based salary specified in 3.1.1, the base salary of the Principals shall include the staffing-based salary calculated according to the following formula:

Total Teacher Staff (TTS)Rates prior to
2 June 2016
Rates effective
2 June 2016
Rates effective
2 June 2017
Rates effective
2 June 2018
≤13 ($709*TTS) + $2,760 ($723*TTS) + $2,815 ($738*TTS) + $2,872 ($752*TTS) + $2,929
>13 ($140*TTS) + $10,547 ($143*TTS) + $10,758 ($146*TTS) + $10,973 ($149*TTS) + $11,193

The staffing funding component is based on total teacher staffing that includes entitlement, attached and additional staffing, in addition to entitlement staffing transfer, teacher specific time allowances and staffing for attached units under Boards of Trustees as determined in the Ministry staffing notice. It does not include teachers who may be employed above entitlement from a Board’s operations funding.

Note 1: Total Teaching Staff (TTS) shall be based upon the higher of the GMFS staffing notice of the confirmed staffing allocation as on 1 March in the following year, as per the Ministry staffing notice.

Note 2: Any Principal who continues to be eligible for the grandparenting of the previous supplementary grant formula as per the conditions of the promulgated Area Principals IEC1998, shall have this formula used to calculate the salary entitlement under 3.1.2, according to any conditions relating to that grandparenting applying at that time.

3.1.3 Decile Funding
Principals in decile 1-4 schools shall be paid an amount in addition to base salary as specified in 3.1.1 and 3.1.2 above, according to the following tables:

Decile 1 or 2 school

GradeRate prior to
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2017
Rate effective
2 June 2018
1 $3,633 $3,706 $3,780 $3,855
2 $4,123 $4,205 $4,290 $4,375
3 $4,472 $4,561 $4,653 $4,746
4 $4,821 $4,917 $5,016 $5,116
5 $5,171 $5,274 $5,380 $5,488
6 $5,380 $5,488 $5,597 $5,709
7 $5,380 $5,488 $5,597 $5,709
8 $5,800 $5,916 $6,034 $6,155
9 $5,800 $5,916 $6,034 $6,155
10 $6,079 $6,201 $6,325 $6,451
11 $6,079 $6,201 $6,325 $6,451
12 $6,289 $6,415 $6,543 $6,674
13 $6,289 $6,415 $6,543 $6,674
14 $6,289 $6,415 $6,543 $6,674

Decile 3 or 4 school

GradeRate prior to
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2016
Rate effective
2 June 2017
Rate effective
2 June 2018
1 $1,817 $1,853 $1,890 $1,928
2 $2,061 $2,102 $2,144 $2,187
3 $2,235 $2,280 $2,325 $2,372
4 $2,411 $2,459 $2,508 $2,559
5 $2,585 $2,637 $2,689 $2,743
6 $2,690 $2,744 $2,799 $2,855
7 $2,690 $2,744 $2,799 $2,855
8 $2,900 $2,958 $3,017 $3,078
9 $2,900 $2,958 $3,017 $3,078
10 $3,039 $3,100 $3,162 $3,225
11 $3,039 $3,100 $3,162 $3,225
12 $3,144 $3,207 $3,271 $3,336
13 $3,144 $3,207 $3,271 $3,336
14 $3,144 $3,207 $3,271 $3,336

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