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Academies new pay

Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Student8646, Mar 6, 2020.

  1. Student8646

    Student8646 New commenter

    Hi everyone,

    We all know how much controversy the £30,000 NQT salary by 2022 has caused. Its looking more and more increasing likely that it will happen with salaries increasing to £26,000 in 2021 however I was curious whether academy secondary schools would also abide by this drastic salary increase. Its well known academies and trusts don't have to abide by the government pay scales but generally honour a “main pay scale” system very similarly. My question is, with the numbers of academies (especially the one most enticing to me) increasing ... will their pay for NQTs increase to £30,000 or stay at £24,373

  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Who knows!

    Until each Trust decides it's Pay Policy your question is impossible to answer. It will also depend on how much of the increased pay is funded by the government.
    agathamorse and Piranha like this.
  3. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    I was under the impression that academy chains don't have to follow the main scale.
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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    They don't (neither do standalone academies and free schools). But OP's point, which I believe is correct, is that many (maybe most?) academies follow STPCD main scale voluntarily when they decide their own pay policies. But will they still do so when bottom of main pay range goes up to £26,000 next year, then to £30,000 subsequently? Who knows!
    Piranha likes this.
  5. Student8646

    Student8646 New commenter

    What do you personally think they will do? As a student looking into school direct routes, and some of the best being in academies, what do you think might happen?
  6. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    My guess won't help you, sorry. It'd be no more helpful than tossing a coin.
    Piranha likes this.
  7. a1976

    a1976 Established commenter

    I expect things to get VERY difficult and nasty for teachers who remain in the 'profession' 'if' this payrise goes ahead. If the workload is bad now, wait for it because academies will then have every excuse to put the pressure on.

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