To ask the Secretary of State for Education what proportion of teachers progressed to the upper pay scale within (a) one, (b) two and (c) three years of reaching the top of the main pay scale in the latest period for which figures are available.
The data are not available centrally in the format required. The latest figures, taken from a survey, are for academic years 2007/08 to 2008/09(1). These figures show that 45% of full-time primary school classroom teachers on the top of the main pay scale (M6) in 2007/08 progressed to the upper pay scale (U1) in 2008/09. For secondary schools, 47% of full-time classroom teachers on the top of the main pay scale (M6) in 2007/08 progressed to the upper pay scale (U1) in 2008/09.
(1) Survey of Teachers' Pay 2008 (Office of Manpower Economics, March 2009)
1. The numbers represent the proportions of teachers progressing to the upper scale regardless of how many years these teachers had been on M6.
2. More recent data will be available in autumn 2012 and will be based on the School Workforce Census data for 2010 and 2011.