Chief inspector of schools: Teachers should work for pay rise

Teachers' leaders attacked Sir Michael Wilshaw after he said they must work extra hours if they want a pay Credit: PA Wire

Teachers' leaders attacked England's chief inspector of schools after he said they must work extra hours if they want a pay rise.

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

He said he expected teachers to stay beyond the end of the school day to "go the extra mile" for children, especially when working in poor communities.

School inspectors have been told to challenge head teachers to justify pay rises and to give a lower rating to schools that have increased staff pay without good reason.

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