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Above-inflation pay rise for almost 900,000 public sector workers

Discussion in 'Education news' started by MacGuyver, Jul 21, 2020.

  1. MacGuyver

    MacGuyver Occasional commenter

  2. PeterQuint

    PeterQuint Lead commenter

    I’m a pastoral support worker on a local authority pay scale, and we already got 2% in April.

    Any idea what’s happening with us?
  3. MacGuyver

    MacGuyver Occasional commenter

    Nothing outside of what’s in that article, sorry.
    PeterQuint likes this.
  4. Cat343

    Cat343 New commenter

    I'm an NQT who started in January so have one term to go. Will I remain on MS1 or go upto MS2 in September.
  5. Sundaytrekker

    Sundaytrekker Star commenter

    Up to 3.1%. The higher scales were expected to be 2.5%.
  6. PeterQuint

    PeterQuint Lead commenter

    I think it’s an average of 3.1%, lower paid may get more, upper salaries less.
  7. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    I suppose a headline of
    TAs to be made redundant to fund a 3.1% pay rise for teachers
    wouldn't go down too well would it?

    3.1% pay rise for some teachers in some schools
    jellycowfish likes this.
  8. Sisyphus_rolls_again

    Sisyphus_rolls_again Established commenter

    Where is the money coming from?
    Can you reconcile these two statements please.
  9. strawbs

    strawbs Established commenter

  10. Robfreeman

    Robfreeman Occasional commenter

    You will have to check your schools pay policy sadly I think you may find that yout stuck on M1 as you won't have passed your nqt by then which many consider the point to go onto M2 however do you have you got any performance management targets set.

    You could end up really unlucky and end up on M1 until next September to start the next pm cycle depending on how the school interprets the rules. You could post this question on the pay and conditions for more info.
    agathamorse likes this.
  11. Cat343

    Cat343 New commenter

    I don't have any set but I was made the lead for my subject before we broke up. Other members of staff are delivering my SOWs. I guess I will have to see.
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2020
  12. TheHeadteachersOffice

    TheHeadteachersOffice Occasional commenter

    I never thought I’d see the day when classroom teachers would be paid more than £50,000 a year!
  13. sjns

    sjns New commenter

    What about in Wales?
  14. gainly

    gainly Star commenter

    Perhaps the gold plated toilet you were planning to have installed in your private bathroom will have to wait another year.
  15. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    You should have really.
    In fact it should have happened a lot sooner.

    Top of the teacher pay spine in 1999 was £37041 + £2241 Inner London allowance. If that rose inline with inflation (average 2.8%) then it should be just of £68500 today. So teachers are earning less today than a teacher 20 years ago.
  16. TheHeadteachersOffice

    TheHeadteachersOffice Occasional commenter

    I think you well know that classroom teachers cannot and should not be paid £70,000.
  17. Stiltskin

    Stiltskin Star commenter

    Technically it is possible to pay a teacher £70k, so can not is not true.

    Should not be paid that ever? Even in 30 years time when £70k is the same as £30k now.

    What needs capping is headteacher/executive head salaries. For example it can not be more that 200% of the average salary of teachers in the school
  18. TheHeadteachersOffice

    TheHeadteachersOffice Occasional commenter

    Headteachers are in very different roles to classroom teachers and have a much more diverse range of responsibilities from marketing to strategy. Ultimately a different skill set is required.

    If anything, state schools should be increasing SMT salaries like free schools have done. I do actually agree that there should be flexibility to pay classroom teachers above the normal pay scale for the right individual.

    Some of our class teachers who have joined us from other sectors are paid £60,000.
  19. costermonger

    costermonger Occasional commenter

    I think all managers should be sacked, and their bloated salaries distributed amongst the teaching staff. Replace the mangers with trained gibbons, who will do a more effective job.
    See, it's not very hard is it?
  20. letap

    letap Occasional commenter

    If we use you as an example and how you come across when you post, I don't think idiotic trolling and running away from posters who question you, is a particular useful skillset in schools.

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