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Gove plans performance related pay

6 December 2012

The Government’s long awaited proposals to changing the way that teachers are paid in England and Wales have now been announced. Marking a significant move away from the current model, schools will be given significant flexibilities in how they pay their teaching staff. The principle being that staff should be rewarded for their performance, rather than how long they have been in the job.

The proposals are broad. The most controversial change is the removal of set pay scales in favour of maximum and minimum bands, with schools being encouraged to set their own pay progression. There are also a number of other proposals including the removal of the Threshold test and new classroom posts above the upper pay scale. Notably the controversial proposal for regional pay has been dropped.

The proposals are now under consultation with a view to being implemented in 2013. Whether the consultation will have any impact on the Government’s plans to implement these proposal remains to be seen.

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