Teachers’ pay rise is at best white lie

Dear Sir, — This week, the Conservative Government announced that teachers have been awarded a pay rise of 2.75%, which is excellent news.
However, like the majority of other claims made by this Government, it is not totally true. Yes, it made the recommendation but it is only funding 0.75% of this award. The other 2% has to come out of current school budgets. Since school budgets are very tight, this means the schools will have to decide what they are going to cut. Perhaps a teaching assistant in a small school, a teacher in a larger school or something else the school needs.

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