Teacher Pay

Joint advice on school teachers’ pay for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Voice Community participates in joint pay negotiations throughout the UK on behalf of our members.

Joint Advice on School Teachers’ Pay 

England Teachers

Pay for teachers in England is published by the Government following consideration of the recommendations of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB).  

Scotland Teachers

Pay for teachers in Scotland is determined by the Scottish Negotiating Committee for Teachers (SNCT). The SNCT is a tripartite body, comprising members from teaching unions, the employers' side (local authorities), and the Scottish Government. 

Wales Teachers

Teachers’ pay in Wales is now devolved to Wales, and is no longer determined by the UK Government.  Wales has its own Independent Welsh Pay Review Body that makes recommendations on teachers’ pay and conditions to the Welsh Government.  The Welsh Government then decides whether to implement those recommendations.  The STPC(W)D 2019/20 is the first such document using this newly devolved power.

Northern Ireland Teachers

Teachers' Pay (DENI):

Teachers' Negotiating Committee

Minister welcomes progress on teachers’ pay negotiations 02 March 2021
Progress on Teachers' pay negotiations 

At a meeting of the Teachers’ Negotiating Committee on Tuesday 28 April 2020, Management Side and the Northern Ireland Teachers’ Council formally ratified an agreement to resolve the long-running industrial dispute of teachers’ pay and workload: