Burnham scale

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A single national pay scale for teachers in primary and secondary schools. It takes its name from Lord Burnham, who, in 1919, chaired the committee which devised a national pay scale for teachers in elementary schools. Subsequently, the Burnham Committee was tasked with drawing up a scale for secondary school teachers and for those in further education. As a consequence, the agreement of the single national scale in 1945 was known as the Burnham Agreement.

Subjects: Education.

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