Teachers pay: STRB remit 2022

This page brings together all the information you will need in relation to school teachers’ pay across 2022/23 & 2023/24. The LGA provides the secretariat for NEOST (National Employers Organisation for School Teachers).


The Government published the School Teachers Review Body (STRB) remit, covering a two year pay award period, late on Friday 17 December. 

The two-year pay award is being considered within the context of the Government's aim to deliver its manifesto commitment to introduce a starting salary of £30,000 outside of the London areas by the end of this Parliament, alongside the recently announced update to the education sector settlement in the Comprehensive Spending Review.

The STRB have been asked to look at a 'significant, but sustainable' increase in pay for experienced teachers with the aim of 'moving towards a relatively flatter pay progression structure'.

The STRB state they would welcome The National Employers’ Organisation for School Teachers’ (NEOST) views and evidence on the following issues:

1. The main pay award, including the merits and management of a multi-year award.

2. The Government’s continued commitment to a £30,000 starting salary and how this should be balanced against other parts of the pay framework.

3. The state of the labour market for teachers:

a. Recruitment and retention
b. The relative position of teachers’ pay
c.  Morale and motivation.

4. School finances, including evidence and data on the affordability of pay awards over the next two years.

5. Wider evidence on the operation of the pay framework

Therefore, the survey questions aim to extract evidence (including anecdotal evidence in the absence of facts or research) to inform the NEOST response back to the STRB.

We will only accept one submitted response per local authority to the online survey. There are 33 questions in all, many of which are straight forward. Any questions please contact schoolteachers@local.gov.uk 

Please complete the survey
It is open for responses until close of play Friday 21 January 2022.

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