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Joint union advice on pay scales for 2020/2021

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​School teachers' and l​eaders' statutory pay ranges are due to be increased in England with effect from 1 September 2020. The secretary of state for education has accepted the STRB's recommendation and is currently consulting on these.

NAHT, along with NEU, ASCL and Voice jointly advise that all teachers and leaders should receive an individual pay increase at least in line with the school teachers' pay and conditions document (STPCD). The 2020 STPCD recommends 2.75% for most pay points and allowances with higher increases for M1 to M5, in addition to any pay progression for which they are eligible.

The government is not providing additional funding to support these pay increases which must be funded from existing school budgets. NAHT remains committed to the principle that the government should fully fund pay increases and continues to press the government on this issue.

This joint union document advises on the application of the proposed changes to teacher pay in England, including on adoption of pay scales and individual pay increases. As in previous years, we have developed indicative pay scales to support schools, leaders and teachers in the application of individual pay increases for 2020/21. 

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