Letter: Teacher appraisal

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The Independent Culture
Sir: I was interested to read your editorial "Good teachers deserve to be paid more" (Review, 5 April). Most if not all teachers would like to be rewarded for the hard work they do with increased pay, but the problem with the government's plans are that they are unfair and unworkable.

Even if an appropriate appraisal system could be developed (which I doubt), there would not be sufficient time in the school day to implement it. Teachers do not work in isolation, and to use the blunt instrument of exam results to reward some and not others will be divisive.


Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire