This week, NAHT submitted our response to the School Teachers' Review Body's (STRB) 29th call for evidence on pay.
Our submission presents evidence that the real-terms decline in teachers' and school leaders' pay since 2010 is continuing to contribute to the ongoing recruitment and retention crisis in schools.
We make the case that every teacher deserves a cost of living pay rise that protects their salary against further erosion against inflation, along with a restorative element that will begin to return the real value of salaries to 2010 levels.
This is why, along with our own submission, NAHT also submitted a joint union pay claim to the Secretary of State, calling for a fully funded five per cent pay rise across all grades for teachers and school leaders.
Our full response (visible to members only) can be found below.
Over the next few weeks, NAHT will respond to the government's evidence and to the evidence of other consulates. We will then present oral evidence to members of the STRB in early March, after which the STRB will undertake their considerations and make their recommendations.
First published 31 January 2019