Today’s poll: Should teacher pay reflect the challenges faced by individual schools?

Research studies reported today suggest more experienced and effective teachers are more likely to be found in more advantaged schools, and pay is seen as the best lever to encourage teachers into more challenging schools.

So do we need to embrace a situation where a teachers’ pay reflects, in part, the challenges faced by the individual school they are working in?


Should teacher pay reflect the challenges faced by individual schools?


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  1. Davis77Alex

    SchoolsImprove How would this pay deal work? If your school is doing well you get paid less? If your school is failing you get paid more?

  2. Labster73

    SchoolsImprove Absolutely not. Proper staffing, funding, access to support agencies is required, not “bonus” payments set arbitrarily.

  3. MikesuziNZ

    SchoolsImprove Definitely not, I am HT in a smllr schl but do just as mch as larger schl. I don’t have attenda people, psa etc anf I teach!

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