Teachers: Recruitment

Department for Education written question – answered at on 24 May 2024.

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Photo of Lord Carrington Lord Carrington Lord Great Chamberlain

To ask His Majesty's Government what consideration they have given to extending the area covered by the London Fringe Allowance to facilitate teacher recruitment in urban areas adjacent to London.

Photo of Baroness Barran Baroness Barran The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Education, Lords Spokesperson (Equalities)

Decisions on pay ranges are based on recommendations by the School Teachers’ Review Body, which is the independent body that advises on teachers’ pay and conditions.

The geographical areas covered by the different ranges were defined some years ago to reflect a practical approach to compensate teachers working in London. The Review Body has not recommended any changes since then, although the department will consider these issues in the future.

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