NUT comment re STRB report - leadership pay
Tuesday, 10 May 2011
Commenting on the publication of the School Teachers' Review Body's 20th report on leadership pay levels, Christine Blower, General Secretary of the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union, said;
"The NUT believes that all teachers, whatever their status in the school, should be paid fairly and properly.
"The STRB has decided that the current head teacher pay scales are sufficient to recruit and retain in the vast majority of cases. We are happy to see provisions for extra pay for those with the greatest additional responsibility, although the STRB's proposals need careful discussion to ensure they are effective in practice and aren't simply circumvented.
"It is, however, a scandal that these proposals won't apply to academies. The Labour Research Department recently exposed the extent to which academies pour money into principals' pockets. Even in 2009, well over half of academy principals were getting over £100,000, compared to only 8% of State secondary heads. In very few cases is this justified by standards
"It's also a scandal that the Government is freezing other teachers' pay and only giving the very lowest paid a £250 one-off payment rather than a proper pay rise. Relying on the recession to recruit and retain teachers is incredibly short sighted."
For further details contact Caroline Cowie on 0207 380 4706 or 07879480061
NUT Press Officer
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0207 380 4706 or 07879480061
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