30 January 2019
ASCL welcomes the opportunity to make a written response to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) following the letter from the Secretary of State dated 21 November 2018 which addresses the arrangements for the 2019 pay award.
However, we remain concerned about the lack of commitment from HM Government to prioritise the funding of education or take on board the recommendations of the independent pay review body. The STRB’s recommendations in their 28th Report were clear: a 3.5 per cent uplift to each pay and allowance range for teachers and school leaders. We recognise that this followed careful consideration of the merits of each range and allowance and was not a blanket award.