Report urges incentives to fill 'hard-to-staff' schools

NEW incentives should be paid to help attract quality teachers to "hard-to-staff" schools, particularly in rural areas, under a new "industrial relations regime", a new report has urged.

The report from libertarian group the Institute of Public Affairs argues for schools to pay teachers an extra bonus to work at the schools that struggle to staff their classrooms.

It also recommended removing ceilings on the maximum amount teachers could be paid.

IPA executive director John Roskam said teachers should be paid on merit and quality, rather than "time-served" and "box-ticking exercises".


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