Report: Gove to go to 'war' over teachers' pay

A full-scale conflict is being prepared so that the government can smash the "destructive power" of teaching unions and force through reforms on pay, according to a newspaper report.

Education secretary Michael Gove has put his department on a "war footing" as he plans to tie pay to performance in the classroom, according to sources cited in The Sunday Times (£).

It said that the reform announced in last week's autumn statement is one of the most far-reaching overhauls of pay in the public sector.