After days of intensive talks in the teacher pay dispute, the Department for Education (DfE) has offered a 4.5% average pay rise from September 2023 as well as a £1,000 one-off cash payment this year.
The one-off payment to all teachers and leaders for 2022/23 is equivalent, the DfE says, to an additional 2.4% on top of the 5.4% average pay award teachers received in September 2022.
Meanwhile, the offered 4.5% average pay award for 2023/24 would be, the DfE says, equivalent to a rise of at least £1,880, (4.3%) for experienced teachers and leaders, and £2,000 (7.1%) for new teachers (excluding London).
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