To ask the Secretary of State for Education, with reference to the Written Statement of 24 July 2018 on Schools Update, HCWS911, whether he consulted with the Welsh Government on the pay rise for teachers announced in that Written Statement.
4 September 2018
The Department received the School Teachers' Review Body report on 18 May 2018. This report considered the views of a wide range of consultees, including the Welsh Government. In line with previous years, there was no direct consultation between my right hon. Friend the Secretary of State and the Welsh Government in respect of the Written Ministerial Statement. Statutory consultees, including the Welsh government, were invited to respond to a consultation on the report, the Government’s response to it, the revised School Teachers’ Pay and Conditions Document, and accompanying Pay Order.