I have sympathy for Jan Ian Bailey who says it will take him seven years to reach pound;27,000 (TES, October 22). However, I have an application pack from an FE college for a lecturer to teach and manage their FE and HE teacher training. The top of the scale is pound;27,000. There is no threshold or upper pay spine in FE and the annual holiday is 35 days. No wonder lecturers want pay parity with school teachers.
Martin Robathan Justcott Forda, Devon