For discussion on teacher pay and conditions join the TES Pay and Conditions group. You’ll find chat and advice on pay scales, TLRs, threshold pay, Golden Hellos, pensions, retirement and much more.
'Coordinator' and 'Leader' can mean what ever you want them to mean. It is the job description that tells you whether you're "responsible" or "accountable" for anything.
You can refuse if that's not what you already are. If you are responsible for what goes in other people's classrooms, you should get a TLR to reflect that, i.e. a pay rise.
As tafkam says, words like "leader" and "co-ordinator" are whatever you want them to be. We have directors and managers as well, and I haven't a clue what the difference is.
Instead of classrooms, we've had bases, centres, units, halls and areas. They're classrooms as far as I'm concerned.
In both schools you need to have it in writing from HT ,whether you take the ultimate responsiblity,when OFSTED appears or is the HT responsible ?
If you are working at the Academy Primary School,have the HT and SMT have been given pay rises for extra work,,while the rest of the staff,have been given extra work for no more pay?
We also assume you will be no longer giving your free time and good will to the school. and if you are in the NASUWT and NUT that you will be folowing their instructions.
Whether or not you will be paid for taking on these roles will depend upon the school's pay policy.
As others have said it is what is in your job description that counts. If you are to be held accountable for a subject then you should be compensated for that. If your role is simply to lead or co-ordinate a subject without accountability, then this comes under that which may be expected of all teachers and you should not expect to be paid extra.
As all teachers do, you have a contractual responsibility to work what ever additional hours are required to carry out your professional responsiblities under STPCD. Such times may not be directed by your employer. Failure to do so may put you at risk of being in breach of contract and depending how robust your employer wishes to be, you may find yourself in a disciplinary process. It will be intersting to see any test cases, if they happen.
Top of page