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Boost for union's legal fight against staff performance pay duty

THE National Union of Teachers will go to the High Court in an attempt to overturn Government regulations on performance pay.

The union has won a judicial review on July 11 against the Department for Education and Employment over the new duty on teachers to assist their heads in assessing the threshold applications of colleagues.

The NUT also argues that the DFEE had no right to impose payment by results in Wale. It will claim the issue should be decided by the new Welsh Assembly, whose members have already voted against a link between pay and pupil progress.

TWELVE teachers who wanted to apply for the pound;2,000 threshold increase will miss out this year because of a blunder by the firm assessing applications. A Cambridge Education Associates emp-loyee wrongly told the 12 that the applications deadline was flexible.

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