Last week the School Teachers' Review Body (STRB) received its remit for its 28th report from the Secretary of State.
The remit letter states that the STRB should consider "how the pay award should utilise the flexibility within the Government's pay policy to address areas of skill shortage and support the productivity of the workforce while remaining within the bounds of affordability."
The letter also states the review body should "carefully consider the pay award in relation to the early years of a teacher's career, ensuring it is encouraging high-quality entrants to join the profession and supporting their progression within the workforce."
Following this, the STRB has opened a call for evidence from individuals and organisations; NAHT will be submitting a response to the consultation in the new year.
The letter requests that the STRB aim to provide their report by early May 2018.
The full letter can be read here.
Read NAHT's response to the remit here.