Each year the Secretary of State asks the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) to make recommendations on: what adjustments should be made to the salary and allowance ranges for classroom teachers, unqualified teachers and school leaders to promote recruitment and retention within the 1% limit for pay awards for public sector workers.
Key findings of the report:
- Teacher graduate earnings remain lower than other graduate professions;
- Teacher recruitment remains an on-going challenge;
- The number of qualified teachers leaving the profession for reasons other than retirement has continued to rise;
- The number of schools reporting unfilled teacher vacancies has increased;
- Rising pupil numbers and therefore rising demand for teachers in the future;
- Schools are working under increased financial constraints.
For September 2017, we recommend:
- A 2% uplift to the minimum and maximum of the main pay range (MPR);
- A 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the upper pay range (UPR), the unqualified teacher pay range and the leading practitioner pay range;
- A 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the leadership group pay range and all head teacher group pay ranges; and,
- A 1% uplift to the minima and maxima of the Teaching and Learning Responsibility (TLR) and Special Educational Needs (SEN) allowance ranges.
The above is a recommendation only but gives us a good indication. We await the final copy of the STPCD 2017 being published over the Summer break and will update you accordingly. Make sure you book onto our briefing sessions on 21st September (Wakefield) and 28th September (Bradford) which will tell you everything there is to know about Pay and Conditions for 2017.