3.1 Principals’ Salaries

3.1.1 The following U grade rates shall apply:

U-GradeRoll SizeRates prior to
20 August 2019
Rates effective 20 August 2019Rates effective 20 August 2020Rates effective 20 August 2021
U1 1-100 $80,840 $92,403 $95,175 $98,031
U2 1-100 $89,712 $92,403 $95,175 $98,031
U3 101-150 $97,161 $100,076 $103,078 $106,170
U4 151-300 $104,774 $107,917 $111,155 $114,489
U5 301-500 $112,387 $115,759 $119,231 $122,808
U6 501-675 $116,739 $120,241 $123,848 $127,564
U7 676-850 $121,270 $124,908 $128,655 $132,515
U8 851-1025 $125,803 $129,577 $133,464 $137,468
U9 1026-1200 $128,884 $132,751 $136,733 $140,835
U10 1201-1400 $131,964 $135,923 $140,001 $144,201
U11 1401-1600 $136,460 $140,554 $144,770 $149,114
U12 1601-1800 $140,957 $145,186 $149,541 $154,028
U13 1801-2000 $145,161 $149,516 $154,001 $158,621
U14 2001-2200 $149,366 $153,847 $158,462 $163,216
U15 2201-2400 $153,046 $157,637 $162,367 $167,237
U16 2401+ $156,727 $161,429 $166,272 $171,260


3.1.2 The staffing funding component (subject to the note below) is generated by the relevant formula below:

Total teacher staff (TTS)Rates effective 2 May 2017
≤ 13 ($738 * TTS) + $2,872
> 13 ($146 * TTS) + $10,971
Total teacher staff (TTS)Rates effective 20 August 2019
≤ 13 ($775 * TTS) + $3,017
> 13 ($153 * TTS) + $11,529
Total teacher staff (TTS)Rates effective 20 August 2020
≤ 13 ($798 * TTS) + $3,107
> 13 ($158 * TTS) + $11,875
Total teacher staff (TTS)Rates effective 20 August 2021
≤ 13 ($822 * TTS) + $3,201
> 13 ($162 * TTS) + $12,231

The staffing funding component is based on total teacher staffing that includes entitlement, attached and resource 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: Any principal who continues to be eligible for the grandparenting of the previous supplementary grant formula as per the conditions of the promulgated Secondary Principals IEC 1998, shall have this formula used to calculate the salary entitlement under 3.1.2. This shall be subject to any conditions relating to that grandparenting that were applied at that time.

3.1.3 Principals in decile 1-4 schools shall also receive a payment in addition to 3.1.1 and 3.1.2, according to the following tables:

Decile Funding – Decile 1 or 2 School

U-GradeRates prior to
20 August 2019
Rate effective
20 August 2019
1 $3,855 $4,375
2 $4,375 $4,375
3 $4,746 $4,746
4 $5,116 $5,116
5 $5,488 $5,488
6 and 7 $5,709 $5,709
8 and 9 $6,155 $6,155
10 and 11 $6,451 $6,451
12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 $6,674 $6,674

Decile Funding – Decile 3 or 4 School

U-GradeRates prior to
20 August 2019
Rate effective
20 August 2019
1 $1,928 $2,187
2 $2,187 $2,187
3 $2,372 $2,372
4 $2,559 $2,559
5 $2,743 $2,743
6 and 7 $2,855 $2,855
8 and 9 $3,078 $3,078
10 and 11 $3,225 $3,225
12, 13, 14, 15 and 16 $3,336 $3,336

3.1.4 Leadership in Realising Youth Potential

      1. Each principal of a secondary school shall be entitled to:
          1. A per annum payment, paid fortnightly as below;
U-gradeRates prior to
20 August 2019
Rates effective
20 August 2019
Rates effective
28 January 2020
Rates effective
28 January 2021
Rates effective
22 January 2022
U1 $4,320 $4,320 $4,500 $7,000 $8,500
U2, U3, U4, U5 and U6 $4,320 $4,320 $5.000 $7,500 $12,000
U7, U8, U9 $4,320 $4,320 $5.500 $8,000 $13,500
U10, U11, U12, U13 $4,320 $4,320 $6.000 $8,500 $15,000
U14, U15, U16 $4,320 $4,320 $6,500 $9,000 $16,000

ii.  A per student payment, per annum, paid fortnightly, for each Year 11-15 student as below;

Year 11-15 studentsRate
Per student Decile 1-4 $6.37
Per student Decile 5-10 $4.24

These payments are in recognition of the work that principals will do to develop and implement actions to increase the retention, engagement, and achievement of students in secondary schooling, help young people build on their qualifications when they leave school, and to progress along clear pathways into sustainable employment.

    1. No student may create more than one payment in any one year. Foreign fee paying students and adult returning students are excluded from the per student payment in 3.1.4(a)(ii).

Note: The roll for determining this payment shall be set annually and be the greater of the GMFS roll or the March 1 confirmed roll of the following year.

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