Teacher's Pay

The Minister for Education, Kirsty Williams, has today confirmed a 5% rise in the starting salary for newly qualified school teachers in Wales, while the minimum and maximum of all other teacher pay ranges and allowances will be increased by 2.75%.

This year is the first year power over teachers’ pay and conditions have been devolved to Wales. A review of teacher pay was undertaken by the new Independent Welsh Pay Review Body, which recommended all statutory pay ranges and allowances be increased by 2.4%. In her response, the minister proposed a higher pay rise for most teachers of 2.75%.

The Review Body also recommended an uplift to the minimum pay point on the teachers’ main pay range by 5%, which the Minister accepted.

To reduce the impact on local authorities, the Welsh Government will provide £12.8 million to support the pay award this financial year.

The pay award follows an eight-week consultation and will be backdated to 1 September 2019.


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