The Secretary of State asked the STRB, in his remit letter of 21 February 2012, to review current provisions for teachers’ pay with a view to raising the status of the profession and contribute to improving the standard of teaching in schools.
In particular the Secretary of State asked the STRB to consider:
how to reduce the rigidity of the pay system so that it best supports the recruitment and retention of high quality teachers in all schools
how to strengthen the link between teachers’ pay and performance and whether there are any particular barriers to this within the current system
how to make teachers’ pay more market-facing, following the Chancellor of the Exchequer’s letter to pay review bodies of 7 December 2011
This report is in response to that remit. It provides a strong case for reform, to free up the current system of teachers’ pay to support greater school autonomy.