Wait ends for Welsh heads

26th January 2001 at 00:00
AROUND 40 heads in Wales who feel unable to carry out the Government's pay and performance reforms will be able to take early retirement from April, almost a year after 270 of their counterparts in England stepped down. Alun Jones of the National Association of Head Teahers said it meant the piloting of the new threshold assessment for teachers - initial applications from schools are due on March 6 - would be done by heads who had sought early retirement to avoid doing it. "It rather flies in the face of reason," he added.

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