OMG--- did I hear right? Ms Parata is now saying that ‘this issue of performance pay for teachers may take some time to implement.’ Is it possible that she has realized that blank policy statements and their implementation may have ramifications further down the track? Is she perhaps looking to see what will happen in the UK where things are a little more advanced re performance pay? Is she running a little frigid on the whole proposal? Maybe she has had someone whisper in her ear that some of the other initiatives that the National Government has mooted and started out on are not quite the golden goose she thought they were?
Let’s hope she does take stock and do some real thinking.
Watch this space.