5.2 Remuneration

5.2.1 A principal’s salary shall comprise the school roll-based salary (U-grade) in clause 5.2.2, the staffing-based salary component in clause 5.2.3, the decile payment (where applicable) in clause 5.2.4, the payment for Leadership in Literacy and Numeracy in clause 5.2.5, and the Career payment in clause 4.4.1(f) (where applicable).

5.2.2 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-GradeRoll SizeRates 2 May 2017Rates effective 20 August 2019Rates effective 20 August 2020Rates effective 20 August 2021
U1 1-100 $81,553 $92,403 $95,175 $98,031
U2 1-100 $88,145 $92,403 $95,175 $98,031
U3 101-150 $95,238 $100,076 $103,078 $106,170
U4 151-300 $102,701 $107,917 $111,155 $114,489
U5 301-500 $110,164 $115,759 $119,231 $122,808
U6 501-675 $114,429 $120,241 $123,848 $127,564
U7 676-850 $118,870 $124,908 $128,655 $132,515
U8 851-1025 $123,313 $129,577 $133,464 $137,468
U9 1026-1200 $126,334 $132,751 $136,733 $140,835
U10 1201-1400 $129,354 $135,923 $140,001 $144,201
U11 1401-1600 $133,760 $140,554 $144,770 $149,114
U12 1601-1800 $138,167 $145,186 $149,541 $154,028
U13 1801-2000 $142,288 $149,516 $154,001 $158,621
U14 2001-2200 $146,410 $153,847 $158,462 $163,216
U15 2201-2400 $150,018 $157,637 $162,367 $167,237
U16 2401+ $153,625 $161,429 $166,272 $171,260

5.2.3 Staffing based salary component

In addition to the school roll-based salary component specified in clause 5.2.2, the salary of principals shall include the staffing-based salary component calculated according to the following formula:

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 based salary 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 as determined in the Ministry staffing notice. It does not include teachers who may be employed above entitlement from a Board’s operations funding.

Total teacher staff shall be based on the greater of the provisional (September) staffing roll or the confirmed (March) staffing roll which is determined annually.

5.2.4 Principals in decile 1-4 schools shall be paid an amount in addition to salary as specified in clauses 5.2.2 and 5.2.3 above, according to the following tables:

Decile Funding – Decile 1 or 2 School

U-GradeRate effective
2 May 2017
Rate effective
20 August 2019
1 $3,780 $4,375
2 $4,290 $4,375
3 $4,653 $4,746
4 $5,016 $5,116
5 $5,380 $5,488
6 $5,597 $5,709
7 $5,597 $5,709
8 $6,034 $6,155
9 $6,034 $6,155
10 $6,325 $6,451
11 $6,325 $6,451
12 $6,543 $6,674
13 $6,543 $6,674
14 $6,543 $6,674

 

Decile Funding – Decile 3 or 4 School

U-GradeRate effective
2 May 2017
Rate effective
20 August 2019
1 $1,890 $2,187
2 $2,144 $2,187
3 $2,325 $2,372
4 $2,508 $2,559
5 $2,689 $2,743
6 $2,799 $2,855
7 $2,799 $2,855
8 $3,017 $3,078
9 $3,017 $3,078
10 $3,162 $3,225
11 $3,162 $3,225
12 $3,271 $3,336
13 $3,271 $3,336
14 $3,271 $3,336

5.2.5 Leadership in Literacy and Numeracy

    1. A principal covered by this Agreement shall be entitled to a base per annum payment and a further per annum payment (based on entitlement teachers only, as determined in the annual provisional staffing notice). The base per annum payment is $2,320. The further per annum payment is as follows:
        1. U1 – U5 school - $100 per entitlement teacher
        2. U6 school - $80 per entitlement teacher
        3. U7 school and above - $60 per entitlement teacher.
      These payments are in recognition of the work that principals do to lead, develop and implement programmes to increase literacy and numeracy and to implement the NZ Curriculum and/or Te Reo Māori i roto i Te Marautanga o Aotearoa. A principal who receives this payment shall not be entitled to receive a Leadership in Realising Youth Potential payment as provided for in the Secondary Principals’ Collective Agreement. This payment is payable fortnightly.
    1. For clarity, ‘entitlement teachers only” shall mean the school’s total staffing entitlement minus one. It shall not include attached or additional staffing.

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