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THREE PER CENT PAY RISE COULD CREATE CRISIS IN SCHOOLS

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London's schools could face a cash crisis if teachers are given pay rises above inflation, the London Evening Stand...
London's schools could face a cash crisis if teachers are given pay rises above inflation, the London Evening Standard reports (p16).

Education chiefs in the capital fear that the government-appointed pay review body, made up mainly of business people, will recommend a three per cent rise.

But with the government refusing to fund the pay rise itself, and most local authorities committed to 2.5 per cent in their budgets, schools could be left to foot the bill.

Graham Lane, education chairman for Newham LBC and for the Association of Metropolitan Authorities, said: 'Schools will find themselves with even bigger class sizes because existing teachers will have to go to pay the salaries'.
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