Teachers voted to boycott a new government appraisal system yesterday, which could potentially give them £6,000 pay rises.
Delegates at the National Union of Teachers’ Conference in Cardiff backed a motion calling for a boycott of the performance-management system that will be used to determine whether they qualify for a pay rise.
They believe the new system pits teacher against teacher.
Under the new system teachers will face an annual appraisal that could determine if top teachers get a £2,000 pay rise. It would give them access to a new career structure adding a further £4,000 to teachers’ salaries.