Teachers to receive up to 3.5 per cent pay rise

Tes is reporting that teachers are set for a pay rise of up to 3.5 per cent from September, the government has announced. 

Those on the main pay scale will get 3.5 per cent, while those on the upper ranges will get 2 per cent and leaders will receive 1.5 per cent.

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), in a report published today, recommended that school leaders, as well as teachers, received a 3.5 per cent rise.

The DfE said teachers could see their salaries rise by £1,184 to £1,366, while salaries for new teachers will increase by between £802 and £1,003.

Education secretary Damian Hinds said: “This will mean that teaching continues to be a competitively rewarded career, and I will continue to work with the profession, Ofsted and the unions on issues like excessive workload, professional development and flexible working, to make sure teaching remains an attractive, fulfilling profession.”

 It is understood that schools will not be expected to pay for all of this out of their existing budgets.

Instead, the DfE has assumed schools have budgeted for a 1 per cent rise. The DfE is funding the difference from savings from elsewhere in its budget.

The rises announced today lifts the 1 per cent cap that has been in place since 2013, following a two year pay freeze.

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