Letter: `Good' teachers' pay

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Letter: `Good' teachers' pay

Sir: It is a scandal how often schools avoid appointing teachers who are well qualified and experienced, but have reached the top of the pay scale, because it saves thousands of pounds if a probationer is taken on instead.

Similar cash limits will be placed on the number of teachers awarded extra money for the quality of their teaching - therefore all those who deserve the money will not get it, because heads will make sure that the money does not come out of their current account expenditure.

Teachers will cease to share expertise, arguing that it is foolish to aid someone else to achieve a higher salary at the expense of their own chances.


Market Deeping, Lincolnshire