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Editorial Comment: Support staff deserve better

While new teachers are now being promised £30,000 salaries, support staff have had their pay suppressed for too long and merit a decent pay rise, says Jon Richards
SecEd 544: September 2019

SecEd 544: September 2019

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VOTE Setting/reviewing pupil targets (0%)

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