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Teachers: Pay

Volume 475: debated on Thursday 15 May 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Children, Schools and Families what proportion of teachers will receive pay increases of (a) less than 2.45 per cent., (b) 2.45 per cent. and (c) more than 2.45 per cent. from September; and if he will make a statement. (203478)

My right hon. Friend the Secretary of State has proposed to accept the recommendations of the School Teachers’ Review Body for a pay award of 2.45 per cent. for school teachers in England and Wales from 1 September 2008. This would mean that all teachers currently in service and who remain in service on 1 September 2008 would receive a minimum uplift of 2.45 per cent. About 40 per cent. of teachers progress to a higher point in any one year and these teachers would therefore receive additional increases.