The independent School Teachers Review Body has recommended pay increases of either 5% or 8.9%. The government will fully accept these recommendations for September.


A teacher’s starting salary will increase by 8.9% in the 2020-2022 academic year, and most teachers will be earning over £30,000 per year.


The competitive new starting salary will help recruit and retain top-quality teachers, increasing the job’s prestige.


Entry-level professionals will also have increased salaries of up to 8%.


Teachers with more experience will get a pay raise. This increase is based on the economic climate and is higher than the initial proposal of 3%.


This recent increase in alcohol prices is equivalent to an extra £2,100 off the average salary.


James Cleverly of the UK government says, “Teachers are the fabric of our school system, and their dedication and skill ensure young people can leave school with the knowledge and opportunities they need to succeed.”


To overcome the economic problems, all teachers are receiving significant pay increases. Starting salaries have reached £30,000, and experienced teachers have been given the biggest pay rise in a generation. The increased wages will attract top talent and reward hard work.

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The government is targeting new teachers with higher pay to help them recruit and retain them. New teachers will see a 5% to 8.9% raise, reflecting the difficulties low-paid teachers face in managing their cost of living.


The government will pay awards this year to public sector workers with a carefully balanced approach. The 5% increase for experienced teachers is intended to support the cost of living and sound management of budgets. In contrast, a double-digit growth would deliver higher inflation rates in the long run.


To reduce costs, the Government has decided only to place teachers’ salaries for the upcoming academic year rather than the two years initially proposed. Rather than following their normal process of setting teachers’ salaries every two years, they have returned to the usual timeframe of placing them once a year.


Academies can set their salary policies.


The pay increases are concurrent with provisional school finance figures released today, which show a £1.5 billion increase in the core school budget for the 2023-24 school year. This extra money builds on this year’s growth of £4 billion and is already enjoyed by schools. These funds mean that primary pupils will receive £5,023 on average and secondary pupils will receive £6,473 on average for that school year.


More children will receive financial assistance as schools take advantage of the 21% increase in funding.

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