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