Top head teachers should get pay rise if they help other schools, says Ofsted chief
Head teachers who improve standards of other struggling schools should be rewarded, Sir Michael Wilshaw says
Top head teachers who act as advisers to other struggling schools should be paid more to stop bright children being "failed" by the state system, the head of Ofsted has said.
Sir Michael Wilshaw said that two million children are trapped in schools which are "coasting along year after year" because teachers are too willing to accept mediocrity.
He said he wants to see “exceptional” head teachers who try to raise standards in “challenging” primary and secondary schools rewarded for looking “beyond the school gates”.
Sir Michael told the Education select committee: “Stronger schools should be supporting weaker ones, I think there needs to be a national system for doing this.
“You can’t force people to do things they don’t want, but you can incentive them. We should recognise head teachers who go beyond their own school gates to support other schools in challenging circumstances.
Read more... (Daily Telegraph - 12 February)