Teachers are tiring of their old unions
The longserver is a familiar figure in school staffrooms. Most comfortable dispensing questionable wisdom from his closely guarded staffroom chair, he is last to arrive in the morning and first to leave in the evening. He has clocked up a very comfortable salary due to years of incremental pay increases, and does just enough work to avoid the school taking action to dismiss him.
It is this figure that Michael Gove’s new Pay and Conditions Document aims to prevent. From this September, all future pay decisions in schools will be based on performance, and have nothing to do with length of service. Pay in teaching is going to become like pay in, well, almost any other job in the UK.
Read the full article on the Telegraph website here.