HC Deb 02 December 1999 vol 340 c307W
25. Mr. David Heath

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment if he will make a statement on the funding arrangements he intends to put in place to finance performance-related pay for teachers. [99368]

Ms Estelle Morris

We will establish a Special Grant to target resources for the performance threshold separate from schools' delegated budgets. Schools will be able to draw additional funds from this grant via their local education authority for each teacher promoted to the upper pay spine. There will be no quota on threshold successes.

We are considering the most appropriate mechanism for funding other pay costs deriving from the Green Paper proposals.