Teachers in England have been offered a pay rise after the Government set out an offer on pay, conditions and workload to the education unions.
The offer includes a £1,000 one-off payment for teachers for this current academic year (2022/23) and an average consolidated pay rise of 4.5 % for 2023/24. The offer also includes reforms to teachers’ workload and conditions.
As detailed in the STRB document, the starting salary for new teachers will rise by 7.1% to £30,000 from September 2023.
The Government have pledged to fund the £1,000 one-off payment through new grant funding. The Department are stating that with the additional funding announced in the autumn statement and the prediction that energy costs are forecast to fall, an average pay rise of 4% is now judged affordable for 2023/24. Any costs above 4% (i.e.0.5%) will also be funded through the new grant funding.
The education unions (National Education Union (NEU), National Association of Head Teachers (NAHT), the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and NASUWT) will now put the offer to their members.
We will keep you updated on any response to the offer as soon as this information becomes available.