DfE’s teacher grant will not cover complete pay rise costs

There was frustration this week after it was revealed that the government’s teachers’ pay grant will not cover the full costs of this year’s pay rises.

The grant was announced by the Department for Education (DfE) alongside news of a 3.5 per cent pay rise for the main pay range, two per cent for the upper pay range and 1.5 per cent for the leadership pay range.

The grant will be funded with £187 million in 2018/19 and £321 million in 2019/20 and the first grant payments will be made later this term.

However, it was revealed in a DfE document published this week that the grant will not cover the first one per cent of any pay rises. Ministers argue that schools have already budgeted for a one per cent rise this year and so this need not be funded by the grant.

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