Minister for Education's Response to the IWPRB 4th report

ASCL response to the Minister for Education's response to the Independent Welsh Pay Review Body (IWPRB) 4th report.
ASCL is disappointed with the timing of the publication of the IWPRB recommendations and 
the ministerial response. The timing has significant impact on school leaders and others 
involved in budget setting.

ASCL believes that the proposed 5% pay increase in September 2022 is inadequate and will 
exacerbate already significant problems around recruitment and retention of school teachers 
and leaders.

ASCL further believes that the proposed 3.5% increase in September 2023 is inadequate 
and that the commitment to a review of this increase should economic forecasts change is 
too vague.

Our survey of ASCL members in Wales provides significant new evidence that the teaching 
profession in Wales faces a recruitment and retention crisis.

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