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Teacher salaries to ‘rocket off into the stratosphere’?

10 May 2012

Russell Hobby, General Secretary to the NAHT made this statement in support of the Government’s proposal to introduce performance related pay for Teachers. He sees the move as positive for the careers of talented young teachers who should be awarded for performance, regardless of experience. The School Teachers’ Review Body has been asked to investigate the possibility of paying teachers on the basis of their performance. At the moment, the incremental pay of teachers increases automatically, unless they are in formal capability proceedings. This controversial move by the NAHT is out of step with all of the other teaching unions, the spokesman for ATL has commented, ‘it is completely misguided and a bad time to do it’.

The proposals are consistent with Mr Gove’s drive to improve standards by delegating power down to schools. How far he takes account of the concerns of unions remains to be seen.

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