Schools inspector criticised for teachers' pay comments

Sir Michael Wilshaw said teachers should be paid more for "going the extra mile." Credit: Dominic Lipinski/PA Archive

England's chief inspector of schools has been criticised by union leaders for saying teachers must work extra hours if they want a pay rise.

Sir Michael Wilshaw, the head of Ofsted, told The Times inspectors would mark down schools that raised the pay of 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.

But an NUT leader said: "We don't want a system where head teachers pick and choose favourites for pay rises."