Quartet of pay queries
* Do you really believe that the 2.9 per cent pay increase will actually encourage more teachers to join the profession?
* In the light of the research that indicates that 1 in 6 teachers aged 25 to 29 left the profession in 2001, will the pay rise actively encourage those remaining to stay in 2003?
* Does anyone think that London's congestion charge is conducive to improving the recruitment and retention issues for schools, helping solve the teacher shortages in our capital?
* Will these pay awards be fully funded by the local education authorities at primary level, so that schools' budgets are able to cover the salary increases?
National Primary Schools Association
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