Letter: How to pay teachers

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The Independent Culture
Sir: In my experience as a parent, school governor and teacher, I have not yet met a teacher who is not trying to improve their teaching, often at considerable personal expense.

But what is necessary to achieve this is recognition that motivation is important, not just technique.

It's a lesson that every classroom teacher and educationalist recognises.

Whilst Tony Blair may hope that crude payment by results will not be the outcome of this misguided policy, the reality is likely to be quite different.