Headteachers’ unions have expressed concerns about the divisive policy of performance-related pay because of the growing evidence that it can demotivate teachers, harm retention and the bureaucracy involved can lead to an increase in workload: ‘Headteachers' unions have decided to highlight the negative effect of performance-related pay for teachers on recruitment and workload, and the lack of evidence for its positive effects, Tes can reveal. Both the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the NAHT have withdrawn their support for the policy. Initially introduced in 2013 for all teachers, the policy has attracted a great deal of controversy. Classroom teacher unions have frequently criticised it, while a study found it was ineffective and the Department for Education's own research reported that it increased teachers' workload.’ https://www.tes.com/news/exclusive-heads-turn-away-teacher-performance-pay What do you think? Is it time to scrap performance-related pay? If yes/no, why?