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Teachers' pay rise cap recommended

Discussion in 'Education news' started by monicabilongame, Oct 9, 2015.

  1. monicabilongame

    monicabilongame Star commenter

    Teachers’ pay rises should be capped at an average of 1 per cent next year, the government has recommended.

    And it asks the STRB to consider whether teachers could "move down from the upper pay range to the main pay range" to allow schools more flexibility.

    Christine Blower, NUT general secretary, said: “The government has completely ignored the mounting evidence of teacher shortages in its remit to the STRB.

    “We are already failing to meet our targets for recruiting new teachers. Retention is also in crisis, with more than half of teachers thinking of leaving teaching.

    “The government’s response is to threaten more pay restraint, pegging pay increases at a maximum of 1 per cent and depriving many teachers of any pay rise at all.

    “Unless the government changes course on teachers’ pay, it is going to make the teacher recruitment and retention crisis even worse.”


    They really don't get it, do they?!
    fineliner and snowyhead like this.
  2. stmha

    stmha Established commenter

    No they really do...the more problems state schooling develops over the next 5 years the more will opt for private schooling.
  3. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    Hey, wait a minute - MPs get a 10% pay increase, but teachers will get capped at 1%?

    That's really fair - MPs work long hours, have to pay for necessary things out of their own pocket and make a real difference to the children of this county with an eye towards the future....

    oh, wait - that's teachers

    damant quod non intellegunt (sadly, I think this time, they DO understand...greed, hyprocrisy.....)
    k1tsun3, lizziescat and Amy121 like this.

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