3.1 Principals’ Salaries

3.1.1 The following U grade rates shall apply:

U-GradeRoll sizeRate prior to
2 May 2016
Rate effective
2 May 2016
Rate effective
2 May 2017
Rate effective
2 May 2018
1 1-50 $76,177 $77,701 $79,255 $80,840
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
8 851-1025 $118,547 $120,918 $123,336 $125,803
9 1026-1200 $121,450 $123,879 $126,357 $128,884
10 1201-1400 $124,353 $126,840 $129,377 $131,964
11 1401-1600 $128,589 $131,161 $133,784 $136,460
12 1601-1800 $132,827 $135,484 $138,193 $140,957
13 1801-2000 $136,788 $139,524 $142,314 $145,161
14 2001-2200 $140,751 $143,566 $146,437 $149,366
15 2201-2400 $144,219 $147,103 $150,045 $153,046
16 2401+ $147,687 $150,641 $153,654 $156,727

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

Rates prior to 2 May 2016:

    • Total Teacher Staff (TTS) ≤ 13, the staffing funding formula will be ($709 x Total Teaching Staff) + $2,760)
    • Total Teacher Staff (TTS) > 13, the staffing funding formula will be ($140 x Totoal Teaching Staff) + $10,547)

Rates effective 2 May 2016:

    • Total Teacher Staff (TTS) ≤ 13, the staffing funding formula will be($723.18 x Total Teaching Staff) + $2,815)
    • Total Teacher Staff  (TTS) > 13, the staffing funding formula will be ($142.80 x Total Teaching Staff) + $10,758)

Rates effective 2 May 2017:

    • Total Teacher Staff (TTS) ≤ 13, the staffing funding formula will be($737.64 x Total Teaching Staff) + $2,872)
    • Total Teacher Staff  (TTS) > 13, the staffing funding formula will be ($145.66 x Total Teaching Staff) + $10,973)

Rates effective 2 May 2018:

    • Total Teacher Staff (TTS) ≤ 13, the staffing funding formula will be($752.40 x Total Teaching Staff) + $2,929)
    • Total Teacher Staff  (TTS) > 13, the staffing funding formula will be ($148.57 x Total Teaching Staff) + $11,193)

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 1 or 2 schools

U GradeRate prior to 2 May 2016Rate effective
2 May 2016
Rate effective
2 May 2017
Rate effective
2 May 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 and 7 $5,380 $5,488  $5,597  $5,709 
8 and 9 $5,800 $5,916  $6,034  $6,155 
10 and 11 $6,079 $6,201  $6,325  $6,451 
12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 $6,289 $6,415  $6,543  $6,674 

Decile 3 or 4 schools

U GradeRate prior to 2 May 2016Rate effective
2 May 2016
Rate effective
2 May 2017
Rate effective
2 May 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 and 7 $2,690 $2,744  $2,799  $2,855 
8 and 9 $2,900 $2,958  $3,017  $3,078 
10 and 11 $3,039 $3,100  $3,162  $3,225 
12, 13, 14, 15 & 16 $3,144 $3,207  $3,271  $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;
          2. A per student payment, per annum, paid fortnightly, for each Year 11-15 student as below;
Year 11-15 StudentsRates prior to 2 May 2016Rates effective
2 May 2016
Rates effective
2 May 2017
Rates effective
2 May 2018
Per annum $3,500 $3,750 $4,000 $4,320
Per student - decile 1-4 $6.00 $6.12 $6.24 $6.37
Per student - decile 5-10 $4.00 $4.08 $4.16 $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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