Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Strike Action against Performance-Related Pay: Opinion

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

From the Forums - Strike Action against Performance-Related Pay: Opinion

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Some union members feel a bit like the Grand Old Duke of York's 10,000 men - you won't get me up that bloody hill again. However, Michael Gove's latest brainstorm has probably had the unintended consequence of radicalising a significant number of teachers and making strike action more likely.

helpline2

You have to work with the fact that are too many variables in a child's life/education for performance-related pay (PRP) to be effective. Only problem is, if the government admits that, people will start asking questions about academisation and everything else thrown at education in the name of improvement.

Captain Obvious

I find it rather difficult to say but Gove is no fool. He has clearly calculated that he can face down any strike action, which may not be widespread or that well supported, and that he will have public opinion on his side. He is probably right.

blackdog99

Virtually no staff in my school, and very few that I meet, have any appetite for strike action. …

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