Michael Gove – 2013 Statement on School Teachers’ Review Body

The statement made by Michael Gove, the then Secretary of State for Education, on 27 June 2013.

The 22nd report of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) is being published today. The report contains recommendations on how to apply the pay award that is due to be implemented from September 2013.

I am grateful for the careful consideration which the STRB has given to this important matter. Copies of the STRB’s 22nd report are available in the Vote Office, the Printed Paper Office and the Libraries of the House, and online at www.gov.uk and the Office of Manpower Economics.

The STRB has recommended that a 1% pay award should be applied equally to all salaries and allowances in payment, and to all points on the pay-scales contained in the School Teachers Pay and Conditions Document (STPCD). This includes an increase of 1% from September 2013 in the values of:

all points on the unqualified, main and upper pay scales for classroom teachers

the minimum and maximum of the pay range for leading practitioners and all pay ranges for individual posts set before taking account of the September 2013 uplift

all points on the leadership pay spine

any individual allowances in payment and to the minima and the maxima of the ranges for all teacher allowances.

I am grateful to the STRB for these recommendations and, subject to the views of consultees, I intend to accept them in full.

My officials will shortly write to all of the statutory consultees of the STRB to invite them to contribute to a consultation on my acceptance of these recommendations, and on the text of the 2013 STPCD. The consultation will last for 4 weeks.