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.