DfE release further information on the teachers’ pay grant
September 21, 2018
In July, the Department for Education (DfE) announced that classroom teachers would receive a 3.5% rise from 1 September 2018. While schools will need to fund the first 1% of this rise, the government announced that £187m (in 2018/19) and £321m (in 2019/20) would be given to schools to fund the other 2.5% through a teachers’ pay grant.
To help school leaders and those governing plan for the new teachers’ pay grant, the government has released a short guide which can be accessed here. At this stage, the guide outlines how the pay grant is calculated for each school and how schools can expect to receive the funding. The DfE outline that further information will be available in October, with payments being made later in the autumn.