Proposed plans to increase starting salaries for teachers 

Education Secretary Gavin Williamson has announced plans for new teacher salaries to rise to £30,000 by 2022-23. Gavin Williamson - Secretary of State for Education

This is an increase of up to £6,000.

The proposal to raise salaries will be set out in a remit letter to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) asking for their recommendations on increasing salaries and next year’s pay award. 

This is part of the government’s plans for the biggest reform to teacher pay in a generation and was made possible by the Prime Minister’s announced investment of £14 billion last week.

Purnima Tanuku OBE, Chief Executive of NDNA, said: “We are facing a workforce crisis in early years fuelled by government underfunding and stalled investment plans. While investment in education is good news, we need to see a firm commitment to the early years. 

“Our workforce survey revealed that there are fewer highly qualified staff working in early years and that pay is a real issue for staff and employers. If the funding gap isn’t addressed this latest announcement risks more of our passionate educators choosing primary school teaching over early years.

“Evidence shows that investing in a child’s earliest years, ensuring they can access high quality education and care, gives them the biggest boost to the rest of their education and life chances. However, announcement after announcement is coming from the Government about education spending without recognising the need we see in early years. We urgently need the Chancellor to address this imbalance in his spending round planned for this week.”