Pay and petticoats

27th November 1998 at 00:00
At the turn of the century the teachers' contract specified no dyed hair, no smoking and at least two petticoats - for women that is. But payment by results was abolished. Will the Government, currently modernising the profession, revive "the horror".

News, 2 , 7, 11; Analysis, 22

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today