Commenting on confirmation by the Government of the teachers' pay award and distribution of the teachers' pay grant, Kevin Courtney, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, said:
The joint union pay scales show the impact of the uplift to the teachers’ pay ranges for 2018-19, when applied to the individual pay points on those ranges recommended in our joint advice for 2017-18.
Two staff who worked at an education services company owned by ex-Manchester City footballer Jamie Pollock are struggling to get the pay they were owed after he terminated their employment in January with only a week’s notice.
The Secretary of State for Education has ignored most of the STRB report.
Commenting on yesterday’s announcement on school funding for 2019-20, Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union, said: “Nick Gibb’s statement on school revenue funding will do nothing to alleviate the enormous pressure on school budgets, which the Institute of Fiscal Studies (IFS) says have declined by 8% in England since 2010, and by 5% for schools in Wales over the same period.
Three education unions today responded to the announcement of a 3.5% pay increase for classroom teachers on the main pay range and the Department for Education’s commitment to funding part of this pay award.
We are writing to ask you to decide urgently on your response to the School Teachers’ Review Body report on teachers’ pay for September 2018 and to publish both the report and your response as soon as possible.
Dr Mary Bousted, joint general secretary of the National Education Union (NEU) said: “Today’s School Workforce Census statistics will make grim reading for the Secretary of State. The number of teachers has now fallen to the lowest level since 2013 - with more qualified teachers leaving the profession than the number entering, the Government is failing to recruit enough teachers even to stand still.
Dr Mary Bousted, Joint General Secretary of the National Education Union, has commented on an analysis of teachers’ pay published by the Taxpayers’ Alliance.