The STRB was tasked to make recommendations whilst taking into consideration:
- The need to ensure that any proposals are affordable across the school system as a whole;
- Evidence of the national state of teacher and school leader supply, including rates of recruitment and retention, vacancy rates and the quality of candidates entering the profession;
- Evidence of the wider state of the labour market in England;
- Forecast changes in the pupil population and consequent changes in the level of demand for teachers;
- The Government’s commitment to the autonomy of all head teachers and governing bodies to develop pay arrangements that are suited to the individual circumstances of their schools and to determine teachers' pay within the statutory minima and maxima.
The STRB has recommended for 2022/23:
- A 5% increase to all pay and allowance ranges and advisory points, with higher increases to some parts of the Main Pay Range.
- In London pay ranges.
The Department for Education (DfE) is currently consulting statutory consultee’s, which includes National Employers Organisation for School Teachers (NEOST), the national employers, on the draft 2022 STPCD; this will close on 5 September 2022.
The proposed timeline for implementing the 2022 pay award is as follows:
- 14 October 2022 - Draft STPCD scheduled to be laid in parliament 14 October (and becomes law)
- 14 October to 4 November 2022 - 21 day praying period. Highly unlikely to change during this time but allows MP to raise any objections on the draft Teachers Pay Order.
- 4 November 2022 - Praying period ends – which is the formal end of the process
- Pay award processed in November 2022, backdated to 1 September 2022.
We will provide further updates in due course and PACT HR will update their pay policy once the final agreements are reached for schools / academies that subscribe to their service.