Appendix 1 of main NEOST response

Survey results school teachers' pay 2021 (local authorities)


Background

Time line: Opened on the 23 July and closed on 24 August 2021.
Responses: 67 responses were received, resulting in a forty-four per cent response rate.


The STRB 31st report and Draft STPCD 2021 reflects the restricted STRB remit for 2021. The STRB were asked not to recommend a pay uplift for qualified school teachers and leaders but does recommend: 

  • a £250 consolidated pay award for eligible unqualified teachers
  • reintroduction of advisory pay point structure for the unqualified teacher pay range
  • changes in the number of days that teachers must be available to work as a result of the additional Bank Holiday on Friday 3rd June 2022 to mark the Queen's Platinum Jubilee
  • incorporates the statutory induction changes for Early Career Teachers (ECTs).
  • introduces flexibilities around TLR3 by removing the consecutive use clause, which could introduce a payment mechanism for tutoring when being delivered by main and upper pay range teachers, to address learning disruption as a result of the pandemic.

Survey

We focused our questions on:

  • asking if these proposed changes are clear
  • identifying the impact on LA's and schools e.g. teacher's R & R
  • gathering your views on what changes/focus from an employers' perspective that you would want to see in next year's (2022) STRB remit.

Questions

A full set of questions and a list of responding local authorities is included at the back of this appendix.

Results

Q1-3 asked respondents for their name, local authority, and email address for queries.

Responses (starting from Q4-29):

Q4. Roughly how many maintained schools do you represent

0-10 schools

5 responses

11-50 schools

19 responses

51-100 schools

18 responses

101-150 schools

11 responses

151-200 schools

5 responses

200+ schools

8 responses

Left Blank

1 response

Total Number of Schools represented

6263

Largest Number of Schools represented

465

 

Q5. Roughly how many academy schools do you provide pay policy support to?

0-10 schools

34 responses

11-50 schools

22 responses

51-100 schools

4 responses

101-150 schools

3 responses

151-200 schools

 

200+ schools

2 response

Left blank/Unsure

2 responses

Total Number of Schools represented

1847

Largest Number of Schools represented

300

 

Q6. Pay: How concerned are you about the impact on recruitment and retention in your schools with the proposed pay pause/freeze for school leaders and qualified teachers?

1 – Not concerned

 

2

 

3

 

4

4 responses

5

10 responses

6

5 responses

7

10 responses

8

21 responses

9

8 responses

10 – Most concerned

8 responses

Left blank

1 response

AVERAGE

7.36

 

Q7. Pay: Will the proposed uplift for eligible unqualified teachers (as described on page 9 of the draft STPCD 2021) cause your local authority schools any significant concerns around recruitment and retention of all teachers and school leaders?

1 – Not concerned

12 responses

2

9 responses

3

14 responses

4

2 responses

5

14 responses

6

3 responses

7

5 responses

8

3 responses

9

1 response

10 – Most concerned

3 responses

Left blank

1 response

AVERAGE

4.03

 

Q8. Pay: How does your current pay policy make provision for tutoring payments for teachers?

STPCD 2020 Para 26.1 c) i.e. additional payments for participation in out of school learning activities

57 responses

Other

10 responses

Left blank

 

 

Q10. Pay: The proposed TLR3 flexibilities (as described on page 78, para 53 draft STPCD 2021) will enable schools to award consecutive TL3s for the same responsibility if it relates to “tutoring to deliver catch-up support to pupils on learning lost during the pandemic”.

            Do you anticipate any problems with this provision?

Yes

16 responses

No

44 responses

Don’t Know

7 responses

 

Q13. Pay: Do you think this will change the local authority/schools pay policy (i.e do you think schools are likely to use this provision)?

Yes

41 responses

No

23 responses

Left blank

3 responses

 

Q15. Early careers teachers: Do you think the proposed pay and terms and conditions changes relating to the introduction of the statutory Early Careers Framework (described in paragraph 19.2 page 26/27 draft STPCD 2021) will cause your local authority/school any significant implementation concerns?

Yes

11 responses

No

56 responses

 

Q17. Early careers teachers: Outside of the draft STPCD changes, it has been confirmed that schools will be able to access additional funding to enable further development of this year’s NQTs (2020 intake)

            Do you expect your schools to take up this offer?

Yes

43 responses

No

0 response

Don’t Know

22 responses

Don’t Know/Yes

2 responses chose both options

 

Q18. Early careers teachers: If you responded YES to Question 17, do you think this will support the retention of teachers?

Yes

25 responses

No

4 responses

Don’t Know

22 responses

Left Blank

16 responses

 

Q19. Platinum jubilee: Are the proposed changes to manage the Platinum Jubilee Holiday, as set out in the draft STPCD 2021 sufficiently clear?

Yes

60 responses

No

7 responses

 

Q20. Platinum jubilee: Is there adequate notice to enable your LA and schools to manage the necessary changes to the schools 2021/22 timetable?

Yes

51 responses

No

16 responses

 

Q22-25. Looking ahead: The STRB report sets out the review bodies thoughts in    terms of next years (2022) STRB remit. Do you support the STRB’s proposed focuses on – Equalities impacts of the pay system

 

Yes

No

Don’t Know

Left Blank

Equalities Impacts of the pay system

58 responses

0 responses

9 responses

0 responses

Teachers Wellbeing

61 responses

0 responses

6 responses

0 responses

Review of Performance related pay

53 responses

3 responses

10 responses

1 response

Review of the existing leadership framework

54 responses

2 response

11 responses

0 responses

 

Q27. Looking ahead: From an employer perspective what future changes would your local authority /schools want to see in the STPCD 2022?

Ability for Upper Pay Range, Teachers to voluntarily move back to Main Pay Range within the school they are currently working

A in Chart

8 responses

Reduction of salary safeguarding from 3 years to 1 year in line with other sectors

B in Chart

1 response

Other C in Chart

1 response

Ability for Upper Pay Range, Teachers to voluntarily move back to Main Pay Range within the school they are currently working and Reduction of salary safeguarding from 3 years to 1 year in line with other sectors

D in Chart 

46 responses

Ability for Upper Pay Range, Teachers to voluntarily move back to Main Pay Range within the school they are currently working and Other

E in Chart

3 response

Ability for Upper Pay Range, Teachers to voluntarily move back to Main Pay Range within the school they are currently working and Reduction of salary safeguarding from 3 years to 1 year in line with other sectors and Other

F in Chart

8 responses

 

Q28. Looking ahead: If you responded OTHER to Question 27, please specify

There were 18 responses – please see main spreadsheet (col AB)

49 responses were left blank

 

Q29: Further information: Please feel free to add any extra information or comments you wish to share

There were 17 responses – please see main spreadsheet (col AC)

50 responses were left blank

Appendix A – survey questions

Survey questions

1. Roughly how many maintained schools do you represent?

2. Roughly how many academy schools do you provide pay policy support to?

3. PAY: How concerned are you about the impact on recruitment and retention in your schools with the proposed pay pause/freeze for school leaders and qualified teachers?
Where 1 is not concerned and 10 is most concerned

4. PAY: Will the proposed uplift for eligible unqualified teachers (as described on page 9 of the draft STPCD 2021) cause your local authority or schools any significant concerns around recruitment and retention of all teachers and school leaders? 
Where 1 is not concerned and 10 is most concerned

5. PAY: How does your current pay policy make provision for tutoring payments for teachers?

  • STPCD 2020 Para 26.1 c) i.e. – additional payments for participation in out of school learning activities
  • Other – Please specify

6. PAY: If you responded OTHER to question 8 above, please specify here.

7. PAY: The proposed TLR3 flexibilities (as described on page 78 para 53 draft STPCD 2021) will enable schools to award consecutive TL3s for the same responsibility if it relates to 'tutoring to deliver catch-up support to pupils on learning lost during the pandemic'

Do you anticipate any problems with this provision?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

8. PAY: If Yes to question 10, what issues or problems do you anticipate?

9. PAY: If Yes to question 10, what changes would you want to see in final STPCD 2021?

10. Do you think this will change the local authority/schools pay policy (i.e. do you think schools are likely to use this provision)?

  • Yes
  • No

11. PAY: If you responded Yes to question 13, please specify why

12. EARLY CAREER TEACHERS: Do you think the proposed pay and terms and conditions changes relating to the introduction of the statutory Early Careers Framework (described in paragraph 19.2 page 26/27 draft STPCD 2021) will cause your local authority/school any significant implementation concerns?

  • Yes
  • No

13. EARLY CAREER TEACHERS: If you responded yes to the question above, please specify

14. EARLY CAREERS TEACHERS: Outside of the draft STPCD changes, it has been confirmed that schools will be able to access additional funding to enable further development of this year's NQTs (2020 intake)

Do you expect your schools to take up this offer?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

15. EARLY CAREERS TEACHERS: If you responded Yes to the question above, do you think this will support the retention of teachers?

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

16. PLATINUM JUBILEE: Are the proposed changes to manage the Platinum Jubilee Bank Holiday, as set out in the draft STPCD 2021 sufficiently clear?

  • Yes
  • No

17. PLATINUM JUBILEE: Is there adequate notice to enable your LA and schools to manage the necessary changes to the schools 2021/22 timetable?

  • Yes
  • No

18. PLATINUM JUBILEE: if you responded No to questions 19 and/or question 20, please specify

19. LOOKING AHEAD: The STRB report sets out the review bodies thoughts in terms of next years (2022) STRB remit. Do you support the STRB's proposed focuses on:

Equalities impacts of the pay system

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

20. LOOKING AHEAD: The STRB report sets out the review bodies thoughts in terms of next years (2022) STRB remit. Do you support the STRB's proposed focuses on:

Teacher's wellbeing

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

21. LOOKING AHEAD: The STRB report sets out the review bodies thoughts in terms of next years (2022) STRB remit. Do you support the STRB's proposed focuses on:

Review of performance related pay

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

22. LOOKING AHEAD: The STRB report sets out the review bodies thoughts in terms of next years (2022) STRB remit. Do you support the STRB's proposed focuses on:

Review of the existing leadership framework

  • Yes
  • No
  • Don’t Know

23. LOOKING AHEAD:  Feel free to expand on your responses here

24. LOOKING AHEAD: From an employer perspective what future changes would your local authority/schools want to see in the STPCD 2022?

  • Ability for Upper Pay Range Teachers to voluntarily move back to Main Pay Range within the school they are currently working
  • Reduction of salary safeguarding from 3 years to 1 year in line with other sectors
  • Other

25. LOOKING AHEAD: If you responded OTHER to the question above, please specify here

26. FURTHER INFORMATION: Please feel free to add any extra information or comments you wish to share.

Appendix B – List of respondents (67 in total)

List of responding organisations

Barnet        
Blackburn with Darwen Borough Council        
Blackpool Council         
Bradford        
Brighton & Hove        
Calderdale        
Central Bedfordshire Council        
Cheshire East        
Cornwall        
Croydon        
Derbyshire County Council         
Devon        
Doncaster        
Dudley Metropolitan Borough Council        
Durham        
East Riding of Yorkshire Council        
East Sussex        
Essex CC        
Gateshead Council        
Gloucestershire County Council        
Hampshire        
Hartlepool Borough Council        
Hull City        
Kirklees        
Knowsley Metropolitan Borough Council        
Leeds City Council        
Leicestershire County Council        
Liverpool        
London Borough of Barking and Dagenham        
London Borough of Bexley        
London Borough of Ealing         
London Borough of Enfield        
London Borough of Hammersmith & Fulham        
London Borough of Merton        
Luton Council        
Newcastle City        
Norfolk County Council        
North Somerset        
North Tyneside        
North Yorkshire County Council        
Northumberland        
Nottingham City Council 
Nottingham County     
Portsmouth City Council        
Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead        
Salford City Council        
Sheffield        
Somerset        
Southend-on-Sea Borough Council        
St Helens Borough Council        
Staffordshire        
Stockton on Tees Borough Council         
Suffolk        
Surrey        
Tameside        
Telford & Wrekin Council        
Torbay        
Thurrock        
Trafford        
Wakefield        
Warwickshire        
Warrington Borough Council        
West Sussex County Council        
Wiltshire Council        
Wirral Council        
Wokingham Borough Council        
Wolverhampton