The debate about the merits of Performance Related Pay is going to rumble on, with schools grappling with new PRP requirements in their pay policies, strike action around the country and newly promoted politicians like Tristam Hunt asked to take a view on whether PRP is a good thing.
I worry that the debate we are forced to have is too often removed from a discussion of the details, the underlying objectives, the reality of Government policy and the way PRP is implemented in schools. It’s not a black vs white scenario – and people need to watch what they say.
To start with, before the most recent changes, the Standard Teachers Pay and Conditions (STPC) already had embedded several elements of PRP:
- The need to pass a threshold for entry to the profession.
- A probationary period for NQTs
- A threshold assessment between M6 and UPS1
- Previously we had additional…
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