The state government of New South Wales is thinking of implementing a proposal that would increase the compensation of high-achieving teachers in order to inspire greatness in the classroom.
John Hattie, a preeminent figure in the field of education research who specialises in analysing the effects of various teaching strategies on students’ overall performance, is advising the government as it works to overhaul the system.
According to the idea, which is currently being approved by the Department of Education, “outstanding” teachers might receive up to $130,000 per year in compensation.
Beginning teachers in New South Wales start out with a salary of $73,737, which can increase to about $117,000 with increased responsibilities.
In order for them to increase their earnings, they need to move up into managerial roles.
Sarah Mitchell, the Minister of Education, stated that the revisions were developed with the intention of retaining “more of our greatest teachers in the classroom.”
“Performance compensation” is not what this model is about; rather, it is about increasing the number of career paths available to educators and ensuring that the most qualified remain in the classroom, as she explained.
It is intended that a more effective system for rewarding and keeping excellent teachers in their positions will also assist increase the number of persons entering the teaching profession.