Recruiting teacher graduates
Schools are being invited to apply for a new $10,000 grant to employ a beginner teacher by Friday 16 November.
The National Beginning Teachers Induction Grant is one of the ways the Ministry of Education is working with the sector to help schools fill teacher vacancies for 2019.
There are 230 grants available, 150 for Primary schools, and 80 for Secondary schools.
Schools are eligible for a grant when they employ a new graduate or beginner teacher for 12 months or more.
The grant can be used by primary or secondary schools to help train or mentor a beginner teacher, or for whatever support schools think would assist.
Priority for the 230 grants will be given to low decile and schools that are isolated or in locations experiencing teacher shortages; Māori-medium kura; and shortage subjects at secondary level, such as science, technology, engineering, mathematics and te reo Māori.
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