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Half of school leaders unhappy with their pay rise, survey reveals

Almost half of headteachers are dissatisfied with their latest pay rise, while fewer than one in six classroom teachers are content with the increase they received this year, TES can reveal.

Despite the introduction of a controversial new system of performance-related pay, designed to allow schools to “reward their best teachers”, a YouGov survey of more than 800 school staff, carried out exclusively for TES, reveals that many in the profession are unhappy with the size of their pay packets.

Perhaps surprisingly, the figures show that it is headteachers who are the least satisfied with the pay rise they received in September.

This comes despite the number of heads earning £100,000 or more rising to 900 this year, up more than a quarter since 2012. But a headteachers’ leader has claimed that rising workload has triggered the sense of discontent in principals’ offices across the country.

Read the full article in the 5 December edition of TES on your tablet or phone or by downloading the TES Reader app for Android or iOS. Or pick it up at all good newsagents.

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