Qualified gratitude for salary

21st April 2000 at 01:00
I understand the complaints put forward by students who are currently on postgraduate certificate in education and BEd courses in response to the new training salary scheme to be introduced this September. I felt, however, that I must express my delight that the Government has decided to introduce this initiative.

I accepted a place to study for a PGCE at the University of Newcastle in October and was positively dreading the prospect of sinking further into debt in what will be my fifth year of university education (I am currently undertaking a four-year degree courseat the University of St Andrews).

The introduction of a training salary means that the financial burden will be lifted, allowing me to concentrate on the intensive PGCE studies rather than on my cash flow.

I applaud the Government for taking a step in the right direction but would urge that the training salary be extended to all trainee teachers in order to both improve morale and incentive across the board and to attract genuine, dedicated people to teaching, whatever route they choose.

Lindsay Gale

4 Links Crescent

St Andrews

Fife


Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number

Comments

The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now