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A move towards a private sector model of teachers pay?

28 March 2012

In last week’s budget the Government confirmed its intention to move away from National Pay & Conditions for teachers and make public sector salaries ‘market-facing’ in local areas, arguing that the quality of services would increase if salaries were locally responsive.

The Cabinet Office Workforce Reform team is working with departments to develop an agreed view of market rates for different locations, and the effect of this upon teachers remains to be seen. Dr Mary Bousted, from the Association of Teachers and Lecturers, predicts that this will mean a pay cut for teachers and inevitably lead to industrial action. At the very least the Government will become embroiled in Trade Union debates.

Regional pay has been discussed for some time, it is now clear that this is on the immediate agenda. Mr Gove continues to take steps to devolve power to individual schools, however, whether he will go so far as to scrap government set pay scales completely remains to be seen.

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