Teachers: Pay

Department for Education written question – answered on 16th November 2018.

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Photo of Gordon Marsden Gordon Marsden Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what data his Department holds on the number of teachers on the (a) main, (b) upper, and (c) leadership pay scales at school level.

Photo of Nick Gibb Nick Gibb Minister of State (Education)

Holding answer received on 12 November 2018

The Department holds information on the number of teachers in England in each pay range at a school level.

The following table provides the number of regular teachers in service in state funded schools who are on the (a) main, (b) upper and (c) leadership pay ranges in England in November 2017.

Number of regular teachers in service in state funded schools who are on the main, upper and leadership pay ranges in England in November 2017

Leadership

Pay Range

Main

Pay Range

Upper

Pay Range

Other [1]

Unknown

Total

England[2]

69,521

170,910

177,941

45,470

36,070

499,912

Source: School Workforce Census

Academies are not obliged to use the pay ranges required in LA-maintained schools, though many academies use similar pay.

[1] Includes leading practitioner and unqualified pay ranges.

[2] Excludes centrally employed staff.

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