I was incensed by Nigel de Gruchy's comment about headteachers and performance related pay in your article (TES, December 4). As a head myself who has, on more than one occasion, turned down the opportunity for a pay rise because of the financial situation of the school, I find his remark about heads "pocketing their share" deeply offensive.
I am not "corrupt" and I resent being called so, especially by somebody who is supposed to be a leader of a dedicated and hard-working group of people. There is no room for Mr de Gruchy's brand of cynicism in the modern teaching profession.
Gregory Deery 1 Earlsmead Witham Essex