07 December 2016
ASCL welcomes the opportunity to make a written response to the STRB following the letter from the Secretary of State dated 25 October 2016 which addresses the arrangements for the 2017 pay award.
The future prosperity and wellbeing of the nation depends on the quality of its education service. Consequently, it is essential that teachers and school leaders of the highest calibre be recruited and retained. ASCL remains concerned that the government’s continued intention to limit teachers’ pay awards to 1% will hamper this endeavour and we again urge the STRB to press the DfE for fully funded pay rises above the proposed 1%.