To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what steps his Department is taking to ensure that teachers in sixth form colleges that (a) are and (b) are not academies receive the same Teachers' pay grant.
A Teachers’ Pay Grant will be paid to all maintained schools and academies this year and next. The grant will total £187 million in 2018-19 and £321 million in 2019-20. The methodology underpinning the distribution of the grant can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-pay-grant-methodology/teachers-pay-grant-methodology.
Individual schools’ allocations can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/teachers-pay-grant-2018-to-2019-financial-year-allocations.
Further education (FE) and sixth form colleges have a different legal status and relationship to government when compared with academies. They are private sector institutions, independent of government and therefore, we are considering the needs of FE providers separately. We will continue to look carefully at funding for FE in preparation for the next Spending Review.