A survey conducted by the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL) and the National Union of Teachers (NUT) found that nearly one in 12 teachers have been denied a pay rise in accordance with the performance-related pay (PRP) system.
Northern Ireland’s largest teaching union the National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) has rejected the latest offer of a one per cent rise in teacher pay, arguing that any increase should be above the rate of inflation.
In response to a freedom of information (FoI) request submitted by the Local Schools Network, the Department for Education (DfE) has revealed it spent over £3 million to transfer 23 academies to new trusts.
TES has reported that Tony Foot, director of the Department for Education’s funding group, is under ‘no illusion’ about the financial challenges schools are due to face as a result of rising costs and real terms budget cuts.
An investigation launched by Tes has found that exam boards may be set to increase their fees for schools and are considering cuts to subjects in reformed GCSEs and A-levels, as they struggle with financial pressures.
Following Education Secretary Nicky Morgan’s announcement in November that £10 million worth of funding will be used to build seven new academy hubs in northern areas to drive up standards, academy sponsors are being invited to bid on the remaining £5 million.