Now I hear of staff in other schools being handed money for levels of achievement we will struggle to ever reach.
I do not deny these schools the riht to this hard-earned award. I would just like to know what chance we've got for extra payment by results?
How can you measure the smile on a challenging 10-year-old's face who has just managed to write in sentences, supported by a dedicated teacher who knows that child may be going home to no dinner and drunken, brawling parents? A level playing field? I think not.
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