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Teachers (Cost)

Volume 114: debated on Monday 6 April 1987

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what was the notional cost of a teacher on 1 September 1986; what is the current cost; and if he will make a statement.

The average cost of a teacher—salary including allowances, and employers national insurance and superannuation contributions — in maintained nursery, primary and secondary schools in England and Wales on 1 September 1986 is estimated to be £13,240 per annum.The Government's pay proposals would increase that figure to £14,330 from 1 January 1987, and to £15"410 from 1 October 1987.