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The murmurs begin

SECONDARY heads, while not opposed in principal to a rise for primary colleagues, disputed the McCrone report's proposed remedy, George Ross, secretary of the Headteachers' Association of Scotland, said.

"The HAS is concerned that pay parity has been given to primary heads without any proper job weigt evaluation being carried out. Our view is that the complexities of running secondary schools are greater and pupils more challenging and we believe these considerations were not recognised by McCrone.

"It is one of the issues that has provoked quite a lot of reaction among our members."

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