Settlement for primary principals

Following strike action that saw primary and intermediate teachers disengage from the Ministry of Education, a new offer has been received.

Principals voted to ratify the proposed settlement on the 20th August.

What's in the settlement for primary principals?

Key components of the settlement:

  • Pay parity with secondary principals across the roll, staffing and decile components of remuneration, with this being entrenched through a unified pay system
  • U1 rolled into U2 on the pay scale
  • Additional funding to ensure at least two adults in every school during the school day
  • Beyond an initial increase to achieve parity, there is a 3% per annum pay increase for three years on the roll and staffing components of remuneration
  • A one-off $1,500 (before tax) payment to NZEI Te Riu Roa members
  • An annual $300,000 professional development fund for primary principals
  • A three-year term for the agreement
  • The accord remains part of the terms of settlement. The accord will focus on appraisal, teacher only days, wellbeing, workload and the complexity of the principal role.
  • This offer does not include the limited additional CRT for U1 and U2 principals as offered previously

 

Read the full terms of settlement.

Remuneration increases

Remuneration changes

Effective date Remuneration change
26 August 2019 Roll based component:

  • Increase of 13% for principals of U1 schools
  • Increase of 4.8% for principals of U2 schools
  • Increase of 5% for principals of U3 and above schools

 

Decile payment:

  • Increase of 15.7% for principals of decile 1 to 4 U1 schools
  • Increase of 2% for principals of decile 1 to 4 U2 and above schools

 

Staffing based component:

  • Increase of 5% for all principals leading schools with total teacher staff of less than or equal to 13.
  • Increase of 4.8% for all principals leading schools with total teacher staff of greater than 13.
26 August 2020 Roll based component:

  • Increase of 3% for all principals

 

Staffing based component:

  • Increase of 3% for all principals
26 August 2021 Roll based component:

  • Increase of 3% for all principals

 

Staffing based component:

  • Increase of 3% for all principals

School roll-based salary component

 U-Grade  Roll size  Rates

2 May 2017

 Rates effective 26 August 2019  Rates effective 26 August 2020  Rates effective 26 August 2021
 U1 &

U2

 1-100  $81,553  $92,403  $95,175  $98,031
 $88,145
 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

 

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 26 August 2019
≤ 13 ($775 * TTS) + $3,017
< 13 ($153 * TTS) + $11,529

 

 

Total Teacher Staff (TTS) Rates effective 26 August 2020
≤ 13 ($798 * TTS) + $3,107
< 13 ($158 * TTS) + $11,875

 

 

Total Teacher Staff (TTS) Rates effective 26 August 2021
≤ 13 ($822 * TTS) + $3,201
< 13 ($162 * TTS) + $12,231

 

Decile component

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-GRADE  RATE EFFECTIVE  RATE EFFECTIVE
 2-May-17  26-Aug-19
 1 and 2  $3,780  $4,375
 $4,290
 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-GRADE  RATE EFFECTIVE  RATE EFFECTIVE
 2-May-17  26-Aug-19
 1 and 2  $1,890  $2,187
 $2,144
 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

 

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