In his opening address to delegates Tony Brockman, the NUT's new president, was wittily withering about the Government's performance pay plans - particularly the recent training sessions for heads where assessors seemed unale to answer most questions.
"The best one I've heard is: can you cross the threshold post-
humously," he told members. "Apparently, you can - provided you apply by June 5 and die after September 1. In the event of failure, presumably your estate can contest the decision in the employment tribunal."
Ah, but will the NUT pay for the lawyers?