Teachers to receive 6.5% pay increase

James Williams

Following the School Teachers’ Review Body 33rd report, the Government has decided to accept the reports recommendations meaning Teachers will be given a 6.5% increase for 2023-24. Rishi Sunak has confirmed the rise is “fully funded”, with school budgets protected and money within the Department of Education “reallocated”.

The general secretaries of four education unions described the 6.5% pay rise as “the largest ever recommendation” from the School Teachers’ Review Body and said they would recommend their members accept it and call off strike action.

“A 6.5% increase for teachers and school leaders recognises the vital role that teachers play in our country and ensures that teaching will continue to be an attractive profession” they said.

“The government has accepted the STRB’s recommendation and has agreed to bring forward wider reforms to reduce teacher and leader workload in partnership with all four unions.”

The Gov website has released a calculator for Teachers and leaders in England so they can see how their salary could change following the 2023 pay award: Calculate teacher pay – GOV.UK (www.gov.uk)

To view the School Teachers’ Review Body 33rd report: School Teachers’ Review Body 33rd Report 2023 – CP 881 (publishing.service.gov.uk)

James Williams – Solicitor

James Williams

I am a qualified Employment Law and HR Solicitor. I specialise in acting for schools and advise on all aspects of employment law and HR including attending employee meetings, advising senior leaders, conducting redundancy consultations, drafting contracts of employment, advising on policies and procedures and negotiating settlement agreements.