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School offers maths graduates golden hello

Published: Tuesday, 16 September 2008   Category: Industry sectors | Public sector

Maths teachers looking for graduates jobs might be interested to know one school is offering a £3,000 golden hello.

The money will be on top of an annual salary of up to £30,000 a year, reports the Guardian.

According to the newspaper, union leaders have criticised the move by King Edward VI upper school in Bury St Edmunds.

However, headteacher Geoff Barton told the news provider the move is required because of a shortage of staff teachers.

"Competition has become fierce. We have advertised several times. That is why we are offering a golden hello," he said.

A spokesperson for Suffolk county council pointed out that maths is now a subject in which there is a shortage of teachers and this has been recognised by the national Training and Development agency.

Yesterday, the Guardian reported comments by Anne Benson, director of career services at the University of East Anglia, who urged people in part-time work to consider how the experience could help them find graduate jobs.ADNFCR-1068-ID-18782186-ADNFCR

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