Teachers Professional Skill Level Descriptors
It is vital is that organisations have clarified the levels of professional skill that they expect to see for each pay band or pay point in their structure – and recorded this after consultation in their pay and/or appraisal policies. Our model Professional Skills Level Descriptors for teachers can be found here. They have been well received nationally and adopted by several complete local authorities as well as by hundreds of individual schools. They group the 9 teacher pay Points (M1-6 and UPS1-3) into three pay bands – Teacher (M1-3) Accomplished Teacher (M4-6) and Expert Teacher (UPS1 – 3) – and define the minimum levels of skill expected for each band in 6 key areas – Professional Practice, Professional Outcomes, Professional Relationships, Professional Development and Professional Conduct.