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Joint union advice on pay scales for 2019/2020

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​School teachers' and leaders' statutory pay ranges are due to be increased in both England and Wales with effect from 1 September 2019, following decisions by the secretary of state for education and by the minister for education in Wales.

In England, the secretary of state accepted the STRB's recommendation and is currently consulting on a 2.75% increase for all pay ranges (main, upper, leadership, leading practitioner and unqualified) and allowance ranges (including TLRs and SEN allowances).

In Wales, the minister for education has confirmed that the Welsh government is consulting on going beyond the recommendations, proposing to uprate all the pay ranges and allowances by 2.75%, in line with England, along with a 5% increase to the statutory minimum of the teacher main pay range (M1).

The government has confirmed an additional £105 million into the existing teachers' pay grant for 2019/20 financial year for schools in England, to cover the increases above 2%. Funding for Wales is still under consideration.  

Please note that this advice assumes that these decisions are implemented following statutory consultation closing in September. 

As in previous years, NAHT along with NEU, ASCL, and Voice has developed indicative pay scales to support schools, leaders and teachers in the application of individual pay increases for 2019/20. 

As pay has now been devolved in Wales, these pay scales refer to schools in England only. Further details on Welsh pay scales will be released shortly.

Further updates

Further information on the 2019/2020 pay award will be provided following the statutory consultation, which closes on 13 September 2019. 

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