MEMBERS OF the National Union of Teachers, the largest teachers' union in England and Wales, took part in a week of action against performance related pay last week. The government's plans to link pay to pupils' results are another way of pushing market forces into schools.
Teachers need to pressure the leaders of all the teacher unions to step up the campaign against performance related pay. The NUT has called a boycott of appraisal of teachers, a key part of introducing the scheme. However, the government has simply renamed the appraisal system. Teachers should demand that the NUT immediately extends the boycott to include all performance management schemes, no matter what label they go under.