In guidance to the School Teachers' Review Body, which makes recommendations on classroom pay, Mr Blunkett called for advice on how the "superteachers" might be rewarded.
The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers warned that the majority of teachers would oppose plans which would see "most held back so that a few get a fair deal". Doug McAvoy, leader of the National Union of Teachers, said he was disappointed "that a government with education at the heart of its policies fails to recognise the need to lift the salary levels of the entire profession." Lucy Ward
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