Teacher Savings

Offer teachers  (and where possible Head teachers)in their late 50's early retirement).  Employ younger teachers who will cost less as they will be on a lower payscale and in the  case of head teachers re-job size their schools to see if savings can be made there too.

Why the contribution is important

We need to maintain teacher numbers.  By providing an incentive for older teachers to go a few years early the Council can create jobs for younger more recently trained teachers  as well as reducing the salary bill.

by smileyface on January 25, 2016 at 10:36AM

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  • Posted by dexterandgeorgie January 25, 2016 at 19:36

    Although I am sure most teachers in their 50s would be thrilled by this suggestion there is already a shortage of teachers in Glasgow, and a particular problem getting supply staff, who are paid at a lower rate.
    Also, given the shortage of young teachers, retired staff would simply have to be re-hired on supply.
  • Posted by Susan January 25, 2016 at 21:24

    Teacher's wages are already not that great for the difficult job they do.We need to encourage teachers to stay and join the proffession and although encouraging older head teachers to retire, I believe that there must be better incentives to interest good quality teachers.
  • Posted by smileyface January 26, 2016 at 04:25

    If the older teachers were to go the younger teachers could be offered permanent contracts on full rate not supply rate. The shortage of supply teachers is a pay issue.
    If any retired teachers were rehired it would be at a lowered rate - so savings all round.
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