Exclusive: Heads turn away from teacher performance pay

Headteachers’ unions have decided to highlight the negative effect of performance-related pay for teachers on recruitment and workload, and the lack of evidence for its positive effects, Tes can reveal.

Both the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL) and the NAHT have withdrawn their support for the policy.

ASCL general secretary Geoff Barton told Tes: “It is difficult to effectively and accurately measure performance, and doing so can actually demotivate teachers and damage retention.

“What we find six years on is that there is no evidence that performance-related pay improves pupil outcomes, but there is growing evidence that it has other negative effects.”

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