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Are the government scraping the upper pay scales

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by Middlemarch, Mar 2, 2012.

  1. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Very possibly. If they do, the value of the higher points will be eroded massively so that they 'jumps' you get on UPS will be massively diminished.
    Alternatively - and Gove has only recently asked the STP&RB to look at this - the scrapping altogether of national pay rates for teachers would throw everyone into a 'accept this or we'll employ someone else who will accept it' situation.
  2. mrkeys

    mrkeys Occasional commenter

    .................just as soon as 51% of schools become academies.................
    Probably starting with secondary.
    I fear the worst.
  3. This is the situation that already exists for employees of academies, although it's probable that the continuation of the state teacher pay scale elsewhere is artifically keeping pay rates at academies on a par with payscales. This won't last.
    It is also of course, the situation that exists in the majority of private sector jobs, where you negotiate your pay as a matter of course. Plenty of teachers bemoaning the fact that they are 'unemployable' because they are too expensive as well...

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