Wednesday 10 August 2022 10:34 PM NSW teachers: New plan to pay teachers up to $130k a year to tackle 'chronic' ... trends now

Wednesday 10 August 2022 10:34 PM NSW teachers: New plan to pay teachers up to $130k a year to tackle 'chronic' ... trends now
Wednesday 10 August 2022 10:34 PM NSW teachers: New plan to pay teachers up to $130k a year to tackle 'chronic' ... trends now

Wednesday 10 August 2022 10:34 PM NSW teachers: New plan to pay teachers up to $130k a year to tackle 'chronic' ... trends now

A new plan to pay educators more than $130k a year will be considered by the NSW government amid a 'chronic' shortage of teachers.  

Teachers considered 'outstanding' will be invited to fill new roles with much larger salaries in a bid to stop the dozens leaving the profession. 

Salaries for educators in NSW start at $73,737 but can reach $117,060 if the person is a accredited 'highly accomplished' or 'lead' teacher. 

The new roles come as educators across the state are leaving classrooms in droves in search of a role with better pay and career advancements. 

A new plan to pay educators more than $130k a year will be considered by the NSW government amid a 'chronic' shortage of teachers (pictured, Sydney students)

A new plan to pay educators more than $130k a year will be considered by the NSW government amid a 'chronic' shortage of teachers (pictured, Sydney students)

Teachers considered 'outstanding' will be invited to fill new roles with much larger salaries in a bid to stop the dozens leaving the profession (pictured, Brisbane students)

Teachers considered 'outstanding' will be invited to fill new roles with much larger salaries in a bid to stop the dozens leaving the profession (pictured, Brisbane students)

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new roles would expand the career path of classroom teachers and help modernise the NSW education system. 

'This model is not 'performance pay', this is about expanding the career options for teachers and keeping our best in the classroom,' she told the Sydney Morning Herald

'NSW has some of the best teachers in the world, but they often leave the classroom and move into management roles to secure higher pay and career progression.'

The reforms come as the state government battles a major teacher shortage with thousands walking off the job three times in the last six months over issues with wages and working conditions. 

The NSW Teachers Federation have asked for a pay rise of five per cent a year with an extra 2.5 per cent for those with extra experience. 

The government has counter-offered a three per cent raise with the federation describing the pay increase as an insult. 

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (pictured) is already moving to cut red tape to ease the pressure on teachers in his state

NSW Premier Dominic Perrottet (pictured) is already moving to cut red tape to ease the pressure on teachers in his state

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new roles would expand the career path of classroom teachers and help modernise the NSW education system

Education Minister Sarah Mitchell said the new roles would expand the career path of classroom teachers and help modernise the NSW education

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