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School Teachers Review Body

Volume 594: debated on Thursday 12 March 2015

The 25th report of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is being published today. Its recommendations cover the remit that I issued in September 2014. The report contains recommendations on how to apply the pay award for teachers that is due to be implemented from September 2015. Copies of the STRB’s 25th report are available in the Vote Office, the Printed Paper Office and the Libraries of the House, and online at

The STRB has recommended an increase from September 2015 of 1% to the minima of all the pay ranges and allowances in the national pay framework, including the:

Unqualified teachers’ pay range;

Main pay range;

Upper pay range;

Leading practitioner pay range;

Leadership pay range;

Head teacher groups;

Teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments;

Special educational needs (SEN) allowances.

It has also recommended an increase of 1% to the maxima of all the pay ranges and allowances, except the main pay range, the leadership pay range and the eight head teacher group pay ranges. It has proposed an uplift of 2% to the maxima of the main pay range and no uplift to the maxima of the leadership pay range or the maxima of the eight head teacher group pay ranges.

My officials will write to all of the statutory consultees of the STRB to invite them to contribute to a consultation on my acceptance of these recommendations. The consultation will last for six weeks.

I am grateful to the STRB for these recommendations and, subject to the views of consultees, I intend to accept all the key recommendations.

My detailed response contains further information on these matters. It is also available online at: