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Teachers (Pay)

Volume 986: debated on Thursday 19 June 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science whether a teacher employed by a local authority, placed on the maximum incremental point for a graduate on scale I of the Burnham scale who subsequently gains the Open University diploma in reading development, qualifies for placing on incremental point 14 on the Burnham scale, assuming that the graduate does not hold an honours degree.

Under the provisions of the Burnham salaries document for teachers in primary and secondary schools, only teachers who are classed as good honours graduates for salary purposes and those who hold specified qualifications for teaching blind, partially sighted, deaf and partially hearing pupils and who are engaged in such teaching, are entitled to proceed beyond point 13 of scale I.Any change in the provisions of the Burnham document would be a matter for the Burnham committee.