3.4 Changes to U grade and Decile Salary Components

3.4.1 Where the salary rate of a Principal (as specified in clause 3.1.1) changes as a result of a drop in the U grade of the position (determined by the greater of the GFMS roll or the confirmed 1 March roll of the following year) and the Principal’s existing school roll based salary component exceeds the rate for the new grade the following shall apply:

    1. The amount of the Principal’s U grade payment above the rate for the new grade will be protected for a period of 24 months from the beginning of the school year inclusive of the school year that the new U grade is confirmed in the 1 March roll;
    2. After the 24 month period of salary protection of the U grade payment, the Principal shall be paid no more than the rate for the new grade;
    3. Salary protection under this clause shall lapse if the Principal accepts an alternative position.

Note: For clarity, salary protection in 3.4.1 includes the salary component according to the U grade but does not include the salary component generated by staffing in 3.1.2

3.4.2 Where the U grade of the Principal’s position increases, (as determined by the greater of the provisional staffing roll or the confirmed 1 March roll of the following year), the Principal will move to the new U grade rate from the beginning of the new school year in which the 1 March roll is determined.

3.4.3

    1. In the event of a change in the school’s decile rating the change in salary ( as specified in clause 3.1.3) will be effective from the beginning of the school year following the announcement of the decile change.
    2. Where the change to the decile would reduce the salary of the Principal, the existing decile funding component of the salary, as covered in clause 3.1.3 will be protected for a period of 24 months from the beginning of the school year following the announcement of the decile change.
    3. In the event that the decile component of the Principals’ current remuneration structure is removed the exiting rate will be protected for a period of 24 months from the first day the change takes effect.

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