We need another McCrone to set us on the right path

Policymakers must change the system once again to make pay and conditions fairer for teachers

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A headteacher of a busy primary school put it this way: “How am I meant to find time to do all that the government wants? And now they want me to take on extra powers – powers that mean responsibilities are to be put in law. Does that mean that a stroppy parent could sue? Above all, that means my job changes. Under local government employment conditions, I should have my job regraded.”

Quite. This headteacher is not alone. In fact, she is in the majority. The recent education governance proposals are a clear change to the terms and conditions for heads and promoted management teams in schools. ...

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