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Pay freeze leaves teachers with salary drop of 8% - posing school staffing risk

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Top teachers in England will have seen their pay drop 8% over the last 14 years thanks to the Tories real term pay cut, it has been revealed.

Analysis from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) showed average earnings across the economy have risen by about 0.6% in real terms between 2007 and 2021.

But in the same period teacher salaries have dropped to such low levels experts believe it has impacted teacher retention rates.

On Wednesday, Education Secretary Gavin Williamson confirmed on that there would be a pay freeze for the majority of teachers in England in 2021/22. Get a daily morning politics briefing straight to your inbox.

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