Quote from: statto on Today at 09:49:32 AMQuote from: armaghniac on November 29, 2023, 06:56:57 PMNot so good for NI teachers to be paid much less than Wales!
Someone coming out of Uni with limited teaching experience I don't think should merit a great salary. I graduated in 2007, I was happy enough to get a job of any description to try and get the experience required. I dare say there is a big difference generally in a teacher at 21/22 and someone at say 30 who has been round a few corners the same in any job really.
I agree in principle.
However the amount has to be reflective of the true cost of living.
The national living wage is going up to £11.44 an hour in April, and by my rough calculation a new teacher in NI will start on £12.ish per hour. So a professional qualification earns a teacher £1/hr more than someone serving at a till in the local corner shop.
The pay doesn't reflect the job they do.