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thinktank welcomes introduction of PRP

3 January 2014

The Policy Exchange has welcomed the introduction of performance related pay (PRP), arguing that opposition to the reforms is misguided. It believes schools now have the flexibility to reward and retain the best teachers, and allows teachers the ability to progress more quickly, potentially reaching £70k after just five years. The NASUWT have come out against the report, arguing that the new system is based on excessive managerial discretion and is designed to pay all teachers less, rather than good teachers more.

Ultimately, the success of PRP will depend on schools implementing well designed, transparent pay systems which measure the contributions teachers make in all spheres of school life, and on schools having the ability to reward their teachers where merited. Here there is consensus between The Policy Exchange and the NASUWT - that PRP should not be used to hold down the overall pay bill. The best schools will be the ones who can incentivise and reward excellence on a limited budget.

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