Graduate Leader Fund
Graduate Leader Fund: EYP Achievement Funding (salary enhancement)
Following the recent funding consultation, a number of consultation events were held across the county. The events were well attended and the majority of respondents were supportive of our funding proposals, with the increase in the hourly rate being an important element. The proposals, presented to the Devon Education Forum, were approved and endorsed by the Council. We will now be making these changes to our supplements within the Early Years Funding Formula.
One of the approved changes to funding is that the Graduate Leader Fund salary enhancement for qualified Early Years Professionals and Early Years Teachers will cease from 1 April 2018. This will allow an increase to the hourly rate by 0.04p on all 3 and 4 year old funded hours, including 30 hours.
In our guidance on the salary enhancement application form, it states that “Contracts of employment should be amended to reflect the receipt of any salary enhancement and that this is subject to the continued availability of funding. Appropriate advice should be sought as to the wording of such contract changes via Devon County Council’s HR ONE Helpdesk 01392 385555”.
If you have questions about changes to contracts please contact the HR Helpdesk on 01392 385555. This service is fully funded and can offer advice and guidance on a range of HR issues.