4.3B Senior Management Allowances
4.3B.1 An employer will be entitled, in each school year, to a number of Senior Management Allowances generated by formula in the Staffing Order. The employer, following consultation with its senior management team, shall determine the allocation of these allowances. Up to 50% of the allowances may be allocated on a fixed term basis.
4.3B.2 A teacher who holds a position of either Assistant Principal or Deputy Principal shall be eligible to receive a Senior Management Allowance if they formally deputise from time to time for one or more of the Principal’s responsibilities. (See Note 1)
4.3B.3 An individual teacher may hold both Middle and Senior Management Allowances if they separately meet the criteria for the allocation of each, except that they may hold no more than a total of two such allowances in any combination.
4.3B.4 Until 27 January 2020 the rate of each Senior Management Allowance shall generate an additional annual salary payment at the rate of $1000 per annum. From 28 January 2020 the rate of each Senior Management Allowance shall generate an additional annual salary payment at the rate of $2,000 per annum.
4.3B.5 Senior Management Allowances are not divisible.
4.3B.6 These allowances do not count in the determination of eligibility for removal expenses under 8.1.1(a) (Appointment on promotion).
4.3B.7 Where a teacher appointed to a position to which Senior 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 then 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.
For clarity when a senior manager, in writing, voluntarily relinquishes a Senior Management Allowance, other than provided in 4.3B.7 above, the salary protection period shall not apply.
Note 1: The terms ‘Assistant Principal’ and ‘Deputy Principal’ are defined by role not necessarily title. They are used in this context to indicate the role of the senior teachers who have school-wide leadership, management and/or administrative responsibilities and formally deputise from time to time for one or more of the Principal’s responsibilities.
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