3.5 Middle Management Allowances

3.5.1 An employer will be entitled, in each school year, to a number of Middle Management Allowances generated by formula in the Education (School Staffing) Order. The employer, following consultation with its teaching staff, shall determine the allocation of these allowances. Up to 40% of the allowances may be allocated on a fixed term basis in schools with four (4) or more middle management allowances and schools with fewer than four (4) middle management allowances will be able to allocate one (1) on a fixed term basis.

3.5.2 The Middle Management Allowances are restricted to:

    1. teachers without units who have a designated curriculum or pastoral management responsibility;
    2. teachers with one (1) to four (4) units who have a designated curriculum or pastoral management responsibility; and
    3. teachers with five (5) units who have significant designated curriculum-related management responsibilities.

3.5.3 Schools with a total of seven (7) or more Middle Management Allowances may allocate up to 20% of these allowances to teachers without units who have designated curriculum or pastoral management responsibilities. Schools with fewer than seven (7) middle management allowances will be able to allocate one (1) of these to such teachers.

3.5.4 An individual teacher with fewer than five units may be allocated no more than two (2) Middle Management Allowances. An individual teacher with five (5) units may be allocated no more than one (1) Middle Management Allowance.

3.5.6 Each Middle Management Allowance shall generate an additional salary payment of $1,000 per annum. From 28 January 2020 the rate of the Middle Management Allowance payment shall increase to $2,000 per annum.

3.5.7 Middle Management Allowances are not divisible and the attached salary shall be paid at the substantive rate to both full-time and part-time teachers.

3.5.8 Where a school is obliged to reduce the number of Middle Management Allowances allocated to teachers, including those allocated permanently, the same process as for reduction in the number of units (as outlined in clause 2.13.5 and Appendix 5) shall be followed. A teacher may have Middle Management Allowances allocated to them withdrawn if the circumstances warrant such action rather than dismissal when the assistance and guidance provided under clause 2.3 has not remedied the matter(s) of competence causing concern.

3.5.9 Where a teacher appointed to a position to which middle management allowances are allocated loses that position or has the position altered in status because of the application of the surplus staffing provisions of this agreement the salary protection arrangements of those provisions shall apply provided that where the allocation has been made on a fixed-term basis the period of protection shall be for the lesser of the term agreed or for one year while the teacher continues to hold a position at the school.

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