https://www.tes.com/news/average-teacher-pay-falls-nearly-ps3k-over-7-years New research shows that spending on teachers has failed to keep pace with overall school expenditure, with average pay falling by nearly £3,000 over seven years. Research by the Education Policy Institute (EPI), published today, shows that between 2003 and 2017, spending on teachers increased at a "much slower rate" than spending overall – by 17 per cent, compared with an increase in overall per-pupil spending of 42 per cent. Between 2010 and 2017, average teacher salaries in primary schools fell by £2,900 (7 per cent), while in secondaries they dropped by £2,700 (6 per cent), in 2016-17 prices. Spending on teachers failed to increase for nearly a decade, with the level of per-pupil spending on teachers in 2016-17 staying broadly the same as in 2007-08. If the extra money is not being spent on teachers I wonder where it is going.