§ Mrs. Renée Short
asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science what are the current average levels 452W of pay of secondary school headmasters, deputy headmasters and teaching staff; and how they compare with those of 1979 and with those of each year since 1979.
§ Mr. Dunn
Information by the grades requested is not readily available. I shall write to the hon. Member about this as soon as possible. The average salaries of all full-time teachers in maintained secondary schools in England and Wales were as follows:
31 March £ 1979 5,181 1980 6,217 1981 7,783 1982 8,454 *1983 9,048 * Provisional.
Since 31 March 1983, the latest date for which complete figures are available, salary rates have been increased by 4.98 per cent. (from 1 April 1983) and 5.1 per cent. (from 1 April 1984) and the application of those increases to the 1983 provisional figure above produces a current estimated average salary for full-time secondary school teachers of £9,983.