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Better pay, more power for heads

School leaders will be able to pick their own teachers

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Headteachers will be able to dictate the staffing structures in their schools; determine the curriculum on offer and pick and choose their own staff – including being able to refuse to take teachers who have become surplus in other schools, a new government document suggests.

The government also makes a commitment to review heads’ pay in light of the “enhanced decision-making powers” it plans to bestow – a move school leaders have long demanded as a way of tackling recruitment problems.

School Leaders Scotland general secretary Jim Thewliss told Tes Scotland the toolkit used to dictate ...

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