Auckland low decile schools' staffing struggles

From Jesse Mulligan, 1–4pm, 1:15 pm on 25 August 2017
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A blow for low decile schools struggling to attract new recruits after a 10 thousand dollar incentive scheme has been introduced Auckland wide.

Previously the ten thousand dollar one off payment was only being offered to new graduates accepting jobs at low decile schools.

Now the incentive is right around the region and bonds the new teachers for three years to a school.

Principal of decile one Yendarra School in South Auckland, Susan Dunlop, says she's battling to fill six vacancies for next year.

She speaks to Jesse about why low decile schools are facing a battle to recruit staff.

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