NFER Schools Workforce Lead, Jack Worth, said:
“We welcome the Pay Review Body’s recommendation for teacher pay to increase by more than the Government initially proposed in March, especially for experienced teachers, and for the Government to accept the recommendation. Our analysis back in June, which we partnered with the Gatsby Foundation for, showed that the Government’s original proposals were insufficient to tackle the growing teacher recruitment and retention challenges, especially in STEM subjects, and recommended that the Government revise its pay award.
“However, we are disappointed that the Government has not provided any new funding to cover the additional pay increase. Underfunded teacher pay rises could have costly impacts, such as staff redundancies and reduced resources for other provision, which will be detrimental to pupils’ learning. The Department for Education should urgently be working with the Treasury to get additional funding for schools in the Autumn budget.”