annal nayyar bloggs on report that states Teaching and school leadership unions have issued a joint statement to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB

Teaching and school leadership unions have issued a joint statement to the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) today, warning the Government risks undermining teaching standards because of real terms reduction in funding and the “continued erosion of teachers’ pay”. Union bosses say they are opposed to the Government’s wish to continue to limit teachers’ annual pay increases to an average of 1% for a further four years, following “five years of imposed pay restraint”. The document signed by ASCL, ATL, NAHT, NUT, UCAC and Voice unions says: “We are facing a national crisis in number of teachers and as pay and prospects improve in comparable occupations, further pressure will be placed on recruitment and retention. The STRB must accept that we are facing a national crisis, not ‘a challenge’ in teacher supply, which means more children will not be taught by teachers qualified in the subject they teach.”

 

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