Teach­ers to get higher pay and recog­ni­tion

Whitsunday Times - - NEWS -

STATE School teach­ers in Queens­land will be able to ap­ply for highly ac­com­plished and lead teacher salary clas­si­fi­ca­tions in 2019 fol­low­ing the re­mu­ner­a­tion an­nounce­ment by the Queens­land Gov­ern­ment.

As of July 1, a highly ac­com­plished teacher (HAT) will re­ceive an an­nual salary of $111,725 and a lead teacher (LT) will re­ceive an an­nual salary of $121,975.

This com­pares with the $101,000 an­nual salary for ex­pe­ri­enced se­nior teach­ers.

The Queens­land Teach­ers Union re­ported that the cre­ation of salary clas­si­fi­ca­tions for these two stan­dards-based lev­els was the most sig­nif­i­cant change in clas­si­fi­ca­tion and ca­reer struc­ture for class­room teach­ers in more than 25 years.

The de­ci­sions sets re­mu­ner­a­tion for HAT and LT among the high­est in the coun­try while en­abling class­room teach­ers to achieve a higher wage while re­main­ing in the class­room.

Class­room teach­ers from across the state can ap­ply for HAT and LT cer­ti­fi­ca­tion next year and will re­ceive more in­for­ma­tion in com­ing weeks.

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