What does the issue of pay mean for you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
As a head teacher I am paid $55 more than my teacher colleagues. The responsibilities I carry as a head teacher are massive. My colleagues work load is huge too and as the leader of our team I support their wellbeing alongside tamariki and their whānau with very little time. My salary does not match the mahi!
What will it take to fix pay for kindergarten teachers?
Increase salary for Head Teachers.
When we fix pay for kindergarten teachers, what impact will that change have on you as a teacher, and the tamariki you teach?
My work load impacts on my home-life. Increasing salary will support my ability to make home-life a bit easier. As an older head teacher I awhi new kaiako and the salary increase makes the role of a head teacher more inviting for emerging leaders.