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Collapse Question What are the criteria for progression to UPS2 and UPS3 for post threshold teachers?

Progression to points 2 and/or 3 of the Upper Pay Scale (UPS) is not automatic. Performance points should only be awarded within the framework set by a school’s pay policy and only where high levels of performance have been maintained. General national criteria for performance pay progression on the main, upper, advanced skills teacher and leadership group pay scales are set out in the School Teachers’ Pay and Condition Document and Guidance (STPCD). The Guidance gives specific notes on the application of the criteria for a teacher on the UPS. Any decision to progress a teacher on the UPS should be made by the governing body, advised by the head teacher. In all but exceptional circumstances, two years should elapse before any progression on the upper pay scale is considered. The Government has not set limits on numbers of teachers who can progress to UPS2 or UPS3.
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