§ Mrs. Gorman
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Employment what recent representations he has received on head teachers' pay. [R]
§ Ms Estelle Morris
We are engaged in a regular dialogue with representatives of employers and headteachers. The pay arrangements are based on recommendations made by the independent School Teachers' Review Body. We are committed to consulting all key stakeholders before any changes are made. The Government propose to make up to £70 million available over the two years 2000–01 and 2000–02 to support performance-pay awards for heads, as well as for deputies and Advanced Skills Teachers.