Pension Increases + National Insurance increase + Pay freeze then below inflation rises + Funding classroom resources = Pay cut for teachers.
Because the alternative is unthinkable. Teacher recruitment and retention is a clear indicator of the attractiveness of the teaching profession. Teachers currently earn approximately 18% less than other equivalent graduates. Our children deserve well-motivated, quality teachers without a restorative pay deal, our children will be FAILED.
For too long teachers have been subject to real time pay cuts = teacher and Headteacher shortages. It is time to pay a fair rate for the job.
To reflect the hard work teachers do; to retain teachers in the profession; to attract a new generation of teachers; to recognise the impact of 10 years of austerity on the profession.
Main Grade 6, East Renfrewshire
To avoid arriving at the critical stage of it becoming impossible to recruit or retain high calibre teachers in Scotland.
Henry Y Kilgour
Class Teacher, South Lanarkshire
We should get a fair pay for the work we require to complete for pupil achievement. Also we must make teaching attractive both in workload and pay if we want to recruit our future teachers.
Chartered Teacher, Western Isles
To ensure that teaching is on a level playing field with other professions. Pay should reflect workload. To encourage more young people to consider taking up teaching as a career. To give teachers the benefits of an enhanced pension when they retire.