Superteacher? It could be you

13th November 1998 at 00:00
While genuinely not begrudging the first 50 advanced skills teachers their additional status and pay, I do find it very difficult to accept that these chosen teachers are Pounds 6,000-a-year better than the rest of us.

Is the Government's aim of creating 5,000 of such posts based on an estimate of how many of these "superteachers" actually exist or on what they can, or are prepared, to afford?

This lottery approach to performance-related pay will serve only to alienate the entire teaching profession (except of course for the chosen ones).

Ben Harding Head of maths Bellingham middle school Northumberland

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


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