Do You Think You Are Paid Enough?

Are teachers paid enough?
Can you afford to live on your pay?

British teachers are not paid enough. It’s a universal point of view in every school I have ever worked in. Performance Related Pay will make things worse in the next few years.

When teachers have to resort to doing 20 hours of private tuition a week just to pay the mortgage, how can anyone think that teachers’ pay is high enough?

How much should we pay teachers? It’s a fraught question. The introduction of performance-related pay in England and Wales has transformed the pay structure for teaching staff. Instead of automatic increases each year linked to pay scales, there is only a minimum and maximum amount schools can pay.

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