6.7% vs 2.5%? Anger at disparities in DfE teacher pay proposals for September 2020

There is anger this week at notable disparities in the September 2020 pay rises being put forward by the Department for Education (DfE).

The DfE wants to see a 6.7 per cent rise in salaries for NQTs – but at the same time is only proposing a 2.5 per cent uplift for leaders and experienced teachers.

The proposals, submitted as part of the DfE’s evidence to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB), would increase starting salaries to at least £26,000 (£30,000 and £32,000 in outer and inner London) by September 2020.

On the top of this 6.7 per cent uplift for M1 (main pay scale), the DfE also proposes uplifts ranging from 5.8 per cent for M2 to 3.2 per cent for M5 (see table, below).

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