We are being asked this week to accept a pay settlement which merely toys around with 0.5 per cent here and there and includes a vague "commitment" to keep reviewing the situation. Needless to say, I will be voting against acceptance.
Could I also point out that the figure which is usually touted of a 10-12 per cent shortfall compared with teachers' pay is a conservative estimate to say the least.
As a course co-ordinator with advanced practitioner status, my pay is about 25 per cent lower than that of a schoolteacher with similar responsibilities. But with the added support of The TES, maybe we can start to shake things up a little.
54 Manor Rise