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Ofsted chief comments 'negative'


The National Union of Teachers has criticised England's chief inspector of schools after he is reported to have said that if teachers want a pay rise they must work extra hours.

In an interview with the Times, the head of Ofsted, Sir Michael Wilshaw, said inspectors would mark down schools that gave pay increases to teachers who were "out the gate at 3 o'clock".

Ofsted says it inspects schools based on the quality of teaching and learning, and teachers' pay should reflect their performance and should correlate with their career progression.

Martin Johnson, the deputy general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers says there is "no evidence that performance-related pay works" and that the impact Sir Michael Wilshaw's comments have had on teachers morale is "very negative".

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