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Do teachers deserve a pay rise?

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Do teachers deserve a pay rise? By Daniel Finch 10TR Mr Mc Sweeney Introduction In this unit I will investigate whether the teachers do deserve a pay rise. In order to do this I will follow the tasks on the sheet. The reason I am doing this is because throughout the past years teachers have been protesting for unfairly pay. For my research I will be writing out a questionnaire carefully and conclude whether teachers do actually deserve a pay rise. Mr Mc Sweeney will give out the questionnaires to the teachers. I will also ask to give reasons why they think they should have the pay rise. I will be making a graph and analyse whether teachers do deserve a pay rise. Before the investigation I would expect to find that most teachers are unfairly paid as we see lots of headlines on teachers not getting paid enough. I will also be using secondary sources such as searching on the Internet to find out information, news on TV, encyclopaedia and newspapers. After I finish my coursework I will come up with a conclusion that reflects on my coursework. In order to get the maximum information I will be writing out questionnaires to approximately 20 teachers whether they think they need a pay rise. I will only be asking to secondary school teachers. ...read more.

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* In this section I will be investigating in the web and other sources as my evidence to back up my thoughts whether teachers really do deserve a pay rise. Getting the Right person? It is very hard to get a new teacher. This is because you never know what they might be like when they do the work. In order to get to know the candidate the school asks for there C.V. This shows what kind of qualifications they have got and work experience. If the school is interested they will call the candidate to have an interview. By asking them questions they can roughly tell what their personality is. Health is also very important factor. For example if the candidate was an incredible teacher and was able increase student's grades but his health was bad it could affect tremendously because that candidate could be ill for half a year and not be able to teach which could affect the school if that is applied to other teachers as well. Schools prefer more experienced teachers because they know they're more reliable and know what they're doing. I think teachers don't really have a choice on whether they think they should get a pay rise. ...read more.

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If I had more teachers who had answered my questionnaire my answer would be much more reliable. Teachers' Pay England & Wales STRB Recommendations 2003 shows us that teachers who've just started to become a teacher do start do get a little less than the average, but if they work longer at the same school they will be able to achieve their goal and even get more than the average. I have for found out that the government tries their best to the highest standard they can, but there are lots of the problems the government have to face such as the NHS. Even a slight pay rise would cost the government hundreds of millions of pounds. The strength of my coursework is the response I got from my teachers. Their answer gave me a strong answer on teacher not deserving the pay rise. However the lack of responses I got weakened reliability of my coursework. I think I would be able improve my coursework by researching more on the internet to strengthen my coursework and it would have been better if I got more responses. * BBC News (www.bbc.co.uk/news) more than one article * The ATL Official website * The TUC Official website * Encarta 2002 (Chancellor of the Exchequer) * Excel information on teacher's salary ?? ?? ?? ?? DANIEL FINCH 1 - ...read more.

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