Cut heads' pay 'for failing to tackle poor teachers'
Head teachers should have their pay docked for failing to crack down on poorly-performing staff, it is claimed.
Richard Cairns, the headmaster of Brighton College, said school leaders should be given greater incentive to control the worst teachers to stop them being “palmed off” to other schools.
He said society would be shocked if hospitals tuned a “blind eye to incompetent doctors or nurses” but poor teachers were routinely tolerated in the education system.
Mr Cairns warned that heads who lacked the "courage to take on a poor teacher" should be forced to take a pay cut.
The comments – to be made at a conference at Brighton College on Thursday – come amid growing concerns over poor teaching.
Last week, MPs on the Commons Education Select Committee said that a new system of performance-related pay was needed to stop the worst teachers hiding behind a “rigid and unfair” national salary structure.
Read more ... (Daily Telegraph - 10 May)