From 2015 there have been cuts of £2.8 Billion to the education sector. These cuts have had some visible impacts to teaching. In real terms, many schools have had to reduce teacher and teaching assistant posts to make budget stretch. The Budget cuts have seen a decrease in staffing, comparing 2014/15 to 2016/17, there are 15,000 less staff in secondary education. In July of this year, a national pay increase
for teachers was announced. As the public-sector cap is lifted, teachers welcomed an 3.5% increase in pay.