The Government has offered to fully implement the recommendations of the STRB report, with a 6.5% pay increase from 1 September to all school teacher pay points and allowances in England. Schools, early years and post-16 settings will receive an additional £525m in the 2023-24 financial year and £900m in the 2024-25 financial year.
While members who responded to the unions’ separate consultative surveys largely accepted the STRB pay award recommendation being implemented in full, they do not believe that it is sufficient redress for the impact of more than a decade of real terms pay cuts, when the value of teacher and school leader pay had declined by 23% between 2010 and 2022.
The increase of 6.5% to all pay points and allowances is effective from 1 September 2023. These proposals are subject to formal consultation ending on 21 September, with all pay increases backdated to 1 September.
This is our joint advice on the pay scales to be adopted for the school year 2023-24.
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