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Pay gap with school teachers widens

5 February 2021

More teachers than ever are leaving the college sector within two years as data shows the gap with school teachers has risen to an average of £9,000 per year. 

UCU's head of further education Andrew Harden said it was 'no surprise to see undervalued teachers continuing to leave the profession. In real terms further education teachers have seen their pay cut by 30 per cent over the past decade.

Last year the government increased the sector's funding by £400million, yet further education colleges refused to use it to pay staff more.'

Last updated: 7 March 2022