Teaching and learning responsibility payments
Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments are payable to teachers in England and Wales who fulfill specific roles within the school.
TLR payments must clearly be identified in the school's staffing structure.
Criteria and factors for TLR payments
A TLR payment may only be made to a teacher who is accountable for a significant, specified responsibility that is:
focused on teaching and learning that is not required of all classroom teachers
clearly defined in the job description of the Teaching and Learning Responsibility payment holder
requires teachers' professional skills and judgement.
The TLR payment should be for a sustained responsibility in the context of the school's structure needed to ensure continued delivery of high-quality teaching and learning.
In addition, there are four further factors governing whether a TLR payment can be made. These are:
a. impact on educational progress beyond the teacher's assigned pupils
b. leading, developing and enhancing the teaching practice of others
c. having accountability for leading, managing and developing a subject or curriculum area or pupil development across the curriculum
d. having line management responsibility for a significant number of people.
A responsibility must meet both the initial criteria listed above and factors a, b and c in order to qualify for any value of TLR payment. In addition, factor d has to be met for any award of TLR 1.
Need further advice?
Your first point of contact is your ATL rep in your school or college. Your local ATL branch is also available to help with queries, or you can contact ATL's member advisors on tel: 020 7930 6441 or email us. Please have your membership number to hand when telephoning and include it with any correspondence - this will help us to answer your query more quickly.