‘I’ve witnessed first-hand how hard teachers work’ – Gavin Williamson

One of the best things about my job is the chance to get out and about to schools up and down the country. And that’s precisely what I’ve been lucky enough to do over the past few days and weeks – indeed, since I became education secretary. Tes reports

I’ve been struck by just how much brilliant work is going on in our classrooms by some truly committed teaching staff and their hardworking pupils.

So I thought I’d take the opportunity to set out exactly what we’re doing, first and foremost to retain the excellent teachers already working in our schools, and also to recruit the best and brightest graduates into the profession.

First, let’s start with pay. Under our plans, all teachers will get an uplift in salary, and the weighting for those working in the capital will continue.

Read Gavin Williamson’s message on pay, workload, edtech and discipline  ‘I’ve witnessed first-hand how hard teachers work’ – Gavin Williamson

Anything you didn’t know already? How much confidence do you have in him to improve today’s education sector? Please tell us your thoughts in comments or via Twitter ~ Tamsin

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