New rules used to 'intimidate'

12th April 2013 at 01:00

Heads are using new rules for managing teacher performance to "intimidate" and unfairly discipline experienced and highly paid members of staff, a union has claimed. Changes to capability proceedings - designed to deal with underperforming staff - have led to a "climate of fear in too many schools", with women and long- serving teachers particularly affected, delegates at the NASUWT conference heard.

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