The Department for Education confirmed yesterday (24th October) that they won’t give schools all the money they need to fund teachers’ pay rises - leaving schools to find money to give their teachers a 1% pay rise from their existing budgets.
Local MP, former teacher and Liberal Democrat Education Spokesperson Layla Moran said:
"Despite cross-party campaigns, letters, Parliamentary motions and House of Commons debates urging ministers to think again, the Government have shamefully confirmed that they won’t fully fund teachers’ pay rises.
“This will only put further pressures on school budgets that are already massively stretched as they struggle to find the money to fund these salary increases.
“To add insult to injury, not all teachers will receive a real terms pay rise as the most experienced teachers – who are leaving the profession in droves after years of being overworked and underpaid – will still lose out.
"The Conservatives have presided over a perfect storm of budget cuts, which leave teachers frustrated that they don't have the resource to deliver the high quality lessons they know their pupils deserve".