HC Deb 19 March 1985 vol 75 c475W
53. Mr. Eggar

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether it is his policy to seek to provide a link between teacher assessment and individual pay awards.

Sir Keith Joseph

I favour such a link in order to relate teachers' pay more directly to the quality of their performance. But teacher appraisal can serve a variety of other useful purposes supporting the professional development of teachers and the most effective management of the teacher force. If progress on appraisal in the context of pay negotiations is too slow—and all the evidence points that way—it is my duty to explore other possible ways of making progress.

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