Caroline Doherty, Head of External Relations at The Key, said:
“We welcome this plea as a powerful statement of support for the sector and a much needed call for a review of teachers’ pay. While we’re sceptical about how much the government will bend on this issue, given the recency of its last pay announcement, we hope this letter is given the serious consideration it deserves. That the unions have felt forced to directly address the Secretary of State for Education is a clear indication that recent measures have fallen short of expectations.
Moreover, pay is just one of the many aspects contributing towards overall job satisfaction. Making sure staff are happy and supported with all aspects of the role should remain a top priority if we are to successfully tackle the sector’s battle with teacher retention.”