https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-47023665 Cash incentives and a better work-life balance are part of a new attempt to solve England's teacher shortage. Plans published on Monday by ministers will offer some young secondary teachers £5,000 in their third and fifth years in the classroom - on top of initial £20,000 training bursaries. Young teachers could also have some protected time for extra training. Head teachers' unions said more help for young recruits was essential to tackle the crisis in teacher numbers. Currently, teachers in subjects with shortages, such as physics, chemistry, and languages, can receive a bursary of up to £26,000, but there are no further payments. The so-called "early career payment" scheme, which rewards teachers for staying in the classroom, has already been trialled for maths teachers.