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Sutton Trust on Teachers’ Pay – Let’s be Clear

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The BBC’s report on the Sutton Trust Education Pay questionnaire says the majority of teachers “support linking pay to pupils’ progress and results”.

This is somewhat misleading. It’s also interesting to see that this is only one aspect of the original questionnaire and there are other significant “results” that haven’t been reported so extensively.

The article on the BBC website says that 55% of teachers supportthe link between pay and pupil performance.

The same word – support – is used on the Sutton Trust website – “Just over half of teachers at English state schools support using pupils’ progress and results to decide whether they should receive pay increases”.


However, a look at the wording on the original questionnaire gives a slightly different take on the issue.

The questionnaire asked teachers “In your opinion, which criteria should be used to decide progression on…

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