Complex criteria deserving of criticism
It never ceases to amaze me that the awarding of performance-related pay, which is anathema to most teachers, is seen by the STRB as an appropriate function for untrained volunteer governors. Any self-respecting business would not dream of introducing PRP unless it was piloted and resourced and, above all, devised by a properly qualified personnel manager.
There is enough concern over the implementation of the pre-1996 pay system for heads and deputies without adding further complexity to a role that many governors fight shy of.
David Hart, general secretary of the National Association of Head Teachers, writing in last week's TES