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Cash incentives for maths and physics teachers
EB News: 23/05/2019 - 10:00
Maths and physics teachers that are early in their career in the North East, Yorkshire & the Humber and other 'Opportunity Areas' will receive a £2,000 government incentive to encourage them to stay in the profession and subject area.
The pilot will test a new way of incentivising maths and physics teachers to remain in the profession during the first five years of their career.
The scheme is based on evidence from the Gatsby Foundation and Education Policy Institute, which highlighted the potentially significant impact of such retention payments.
Minister for School Standards Nick Gibb said: "Teaching remains a popular career, but we want to make sure that we can continue to attract and keep the brightest and best graduates, particularly in subjects where specialist knowledge and expertise are vital to the future success of the economy.
"The number of young people studying science and maths subjects has increased since 2010 and we have today pledged £10 million investment to ensure teaching remains an attractive and fulfilling proposition and that every child has the opportunity to fulfil their potential."
The pilot runs alongside Government plans set out in the Teacher Recruitment & Retention Strategy to improve incentives on offer to teachers in England to include retention-based payments for those who stay in the profession by staggering additional payments throughout the first years of their career.