Morris earmarks £20m for pay and performance

27 Jan 00
The government has set aside £20m to help schools introduce the new pay and performance system, schools standards minister Estelle Morris announced this week.

28 January 2000

Addressing the Ninth British Appraisal Conference in Bournemouth, Morris said the money would fund the introduction of threshold assessment and performance review. 'We want to pay good teachers more money. The system will deliver that,' she said.

In an attempt to ease the introduction of the new performance review arrangements, the extra money will allow staff to be released for review discussions and for classroom observation.

Morris told the Bournemouth conference on January 24: 'The new package of reforms offers real opportunities for many teachers to develop their careers and receive the appropriate rewards.

By the end of March, eligible teachers will be able to begin applying for a performance review, which could help them gain a 10% increase in salary and access to further pay progression. New guidance setting out how teachers can apply will be sent to schools shortly, Morris added.

The Department for Education and Employment has appointed Cambridge Education Associates to manage the performance process.


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