New maths teachers paid extra £2,000 a year to work in ‘tough’ areas like Doncaster
New maths and physics teachers will receive an extra £2,000 if they agree to work in ‘tough’ areas like Doncaster.
Some parts of the country – particularly in the North – are falling behind in GCSE attainment.
Teachers will be eligible for the extra cash, which would be paid as a salary top-up, if they teach in 42 areas including Doncaster, Barnsley, Hull, Bradford, Scarborough, Ipswich, Oldham, Stoke, Middlesbrough and West Somerset.
Some more well-to-do areas are also included, such as Harrogate and York, as they also have shortages.
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Only those in their first five years as teachers will be eligible for the scheme which will run as a two-year pilot but continue if successful.
Schools minister Nick Gibb said: ‘We want to attract the best graduates, particularly in subjects where expertise is vital to the economy.”