Ethnic minority teachers are more likely to miss out on pay rises, survey suggests

The TES is reporting the results of a survey that suggests teachers who are black or ethnic minority are more likely to have missed out on a pay rise this school year.

More than two thirds (67 per cent) of BME staff have still not received, or had confirmed, the 1 per cent cost-of-living award recommended from September, compared with 57 per cent of all teachers who responded, according to figures from the NASUWT teaching union.

The results of the pay survey, of more than 6,700 members conducted in November, show that a fifth of BME teachers do not believe they were treated fairly in their performance review, compared with 16 per cent of all teachers.

Chris Keates, NASUWT general secretary, said: “These results confirm that there is widespread discrimination against teachers with protected characteristics including BME teachers, older teachers and those with a disability.”

The survey found that 15 per cent of BME teachers believe they have experienced discrimination, compared with 10 per cent of all teachers. Teachers with disabilities (25 per cent) and those aged 50-plus (11 per cent) are also more likely to feel they have been unfairly treated…

For more on this story, see the 8 January edition of TES

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As always with a self-selecting survey there must be some caution with any conclusions made, but this is not a very encouraging finding, is it?

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  1. tenpennethworth

    SchoolsImprove How is this possible? Teachers have incremental rise through band unless notified for capability action.

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