Sector shake-up could see more pay rises for teachers

Tony
Blair has said public sector pay growth is exceeding that in the private sector
for the first time in many years.

The
Financial Times reports a government shake-up will allow head teachers to
receive salaries of up to £100,000.

Over
450,000 teachers have been awarded a 3.5 per cent pay increase to help improve
recruitment and retention in education.

Average
annual pay growth in the public sector was at 5 per cent in the year to
November, compared with 3.6 per cent in the private sector.

However
the NUT claimed that the new £17,628 starting salary for teachers, a rise of 22
per cent, still falls £2,000 short of what graduates can earn in other jobs.

By Ben Willmott

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