School Teachers’ Pay Review Body, 28th Report,
The Pay review body want further, stating schools ‘should give suitable priority to teachers’ pay when setting their budgets to help ensure that an effective workforce is maintained.’
The Review Body made the following observation in its 29th Report: ‘Cost pressures are not necessarily synonymous with affordability, as school leaders and governing bodies have autonomy over school budgets and will set their priorities and allocate funds accordingly.’
Therefore, the Review Body has made it very clear that schools should focus their budgets on teachers’ pay, but there is inadequate oversight of schools by the DfE to ensure that this recommendation is being followed.
The only successful oversight are the teaching Unions – the NEU and their members
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