A NASUWT banner on a march

Teachers in sixth forms have accepted a pay offer for 2023/4 that is equivalent to a 6.5 per cent pay rise for the majority of staff. Staff on the lowest pay point will received a 8.44 per cent pay rise.

92 per cent of members at the teachers’ union NASUWT who responded to a consultation said they were in favour of accepting the pay offer.

Speaking on the pay deal, NASUWT’s general secretary Patrick Roach said: “This pay award means that sixth form teachers will benefit from more money in their pockets at a time when they are struggling with increased costs for food and energy, rocketing rents and mortgages and persistent high inflation.

“While we welcome the commitment by the employer to set up a working party to examine our concerns about teacher workload and working time, we will be urging employers to make swift progress to address excessive workload and long working hours which continue to be identified as a key factor leading to teachers leaving the profession.

“We will be continuing our campaigning in all sixth form colleges to bring downward pressure on teachers’ workloads and working hours.”

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