Grucny offensive to headteachers

18th December 1998 at 00:00
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

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