Clarke's proposals

19th March 2004 at 00:00
* Performance pay introduced to all teachers, including those on the main scale, from September 2005

* External assessment of heads' decisions on teachers' threshold applications to end in September

* Consultations to begin on a new localised pay structure allowing schools with recruitment difficulties to pay teachers at London rates. Could be phased in from September 2006

* Points four and five of the upper pay scale to be replaced with an excellent teachers' scheme, with a salary of pound;35,000-plus, available to a minority of teachers from September 2007

* Pay scale for advanced skills teachers to be reduced from 27 to 18 points with higher rates for those at the bottom

* Chartered London teacher status to begin in September

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