The Department for Education has announced that teacher starting salaries are set to rise to £26,000 this September and build towards £30,000 (£32,000 in inner London) by September 2022. This would give teachers in England the biggest sustained uplift in pay since 2005. Experienced teachers, heads and school leaders would see an above inflation pay increase of 2.5% to their pay ranges, with early career teachers’ salaries increasing by up to 6.7%, supporting an attractive career path for the whole profession. Departmental analysis suggests that the proposed changes to the pay system could see over 1,000 extra teachers retained per year by 2022/23. Secretary of state for Education, Gavin Williamson said “we want to make teaching attractive to the most talented graduates by recognising the prestige that we as a society place on the profession.”
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