What does the issue of pay mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?

I know of many amazing Head Teachers who are considering leaving their role or have left because the level of responsibility isn’t reflective in the salary they receive. Many are facing burnout and are choosing to go relieving or taking on teacher positions.

What will it take to fix pay for kindergarten teachers?

Head Teachers pay rate needs to be more reflective of the job the do so that experienced teachers are retained and to make it more appealing for teachers to move up into these positions.

When we fix pay for kindergarten teachers, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?

Reduce financial stresses, overall wellbeing, better quality of life, which will reflect on teacher’s general day to day teaching practice.

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