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This report follows two roundtable seminars held by Reform in Summer 2013 and contains a review of the events that took place, commentary from leading head teachers, and a summary of the findings.
Performance related pay in schools is a good idea:
This has been a busy summer break for schools as they finalise new pay and appraisal policies. Since Michael Gove became Secretary of State for Education in 2010 there has been a wave of reforms aimed at driving up standards in English schools. Delivering more autonomy to schools has been central to this agenda. The Academy and Free School programmes have expanded rapidly, and many of the freedoms that the schools enjoy, such as flexibility to set the school day and term dates, are being extended to all schools. Freedom to choose how and what to pay teachers is another freedom to have been extended. Following the Government’s acceptance of the School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommendations to link teachers’ pay more closely to their performance, all schools must set out how pay progression will be linked to a teacher’s performance, starting this academic year. The first performance-linked pay increases will then be made from September 2014 and Ofsted will be monitoring implementation in schools.PDF DOWNLOAD