The NASUWT and its members share governments' ambitions to improve children’s futures by unlocking the power of education.
This year’s UK Autumn Budget will be delivered by the Chancellor of the Exchequer on 27 October, alongside a spending review which will set budgets for 2022/23 to 2024/25.
Education recovery will require significant investment, not least in teachers’ pay.
Teachers have stepped up to educate and support children and young people and they deserve recognition and reward for the work they have done and are doing to secure recovery from the pandemic.
Yet for the majority of teachers and school leaders there continues to be a significant gap between their earnings and those for comparable graduate professions. This has led to severe and persistent problems with the recruitment and retention of teachers and the demoralisation of the profession.
Investment in public services, including education, will be vital if schools and colleges are to secure children’s educational recovery following the pandemic.
Ask your MLA to make all possible representations to the Government to ensure that increased investment in public services is a priority in the forthcoming Comprehensive Spending Review.