New teachers’ starting salaries to increase by 5.5%

Boost for teachers at beginning of careers is first step to delivering £30,000 starting salary by 2022/23, says DfE

William Stewart

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The education secretary is to raise the starting salary for new teachers by 5.5 per cent from September.

Gavin Williamson says he has accepted all the recommendations from the independent School Teachers’ Review Body and will also increase the upper and lower boundaries of the pay ranges for all other teachers by 2.75 per cent.

The Department for Education says these recommendations are equivalent to a 3.1 per cent increase in the overall pay bill and amount to teachers "biggest pay rise in fifteen years".

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Education secretary Gavin Williamson said: “We want to make teaching attractive to the most talented candidates by recognising the outstanding contribution teachers make to our society.

“This is why we are introducing the biggest pay rise the profession has seen since 2005, with above-inflation rises to the pay ranges for every single teacher in the country, ahead of introducing a £30,000 starting salary by 2022.  

“Inspirational teachers change millions of lives by giving our children the drive and desire to learn, and reforms to teacher training, early career support and teachers’ pay are key to the Government’s plans to improve school standards.”


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William Stewart

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