Education Minister’s plan to ‘keep teachers in classroom’
The state’s best teachers could be in line for big salary increases as a wide-ranging review on addressing staff shortages is carried out.
The longest-serving teachers in public schools can currently be paid $126,000 a year.
But to reach that salary level they have to take on additional responsibilities of Assistant Principal.
It leaves classrooms short.
Education Minister Sarah Mitchell told Jim Wilson many teachers are leaving to move into management roles and she wants to change that.
“We want to find a way to keep teachers in the classroom.”
Minister Mitchell has appointed Professor John Hattie to lead a review and pay at the top level will be a focus.
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