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You will have already read in our advertisements that teaching is a great career choice for your future, and one that enables you to have an impact on the students, playing an important part in their future, but there are now even more reasons to teach than ever before.
Financial incentives for those who train in 2019/20
Message: You could get £26k to train as a teacher
Trainee teachers in physics, chemistry, computing, geography, biology or languages could get a tax-free bursary of £26,000.
Bursary amounts will vary depending on your teacher training subject and degree class or highest relevant academic qualification.
Trainee teachers in physics, chemistry, computing, geography or languages can apply for a tax-free £28,000 scholarship with the relevant subject association. Trainee teachers in maths can apply for a £22,000 tax-free scholarship with the relevant association group.
Bursaries and scholarships are available for trainees on eligible postgraduate courses in England who are not employed as unqualified teachers on the School Direct (salaried) route.
Message: If you teach maths, you could get £30k – a £20k tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10k after tax once in teaching:
Maths teachers will need to have completed a non-salaried teacher training course and received a bursary or scholarship in the academic year 2018/19. You’ll receive two additional early-career payments of £5,000 each in your third and fifth year of teaching - enhancements to these payments are available if you teach in specified areas in England. You must have taught in a state-funded school in England since completing your teacher training course. View the full terms and conditions.
Visit our funding pages for more information on bursaries, scholarships and additional payments.
If you withdraw or defer from a course, you are entitled to be paid the training bursary for each month up to, and including, the month in which you withdrew. Any overpayments of a bursary due to withdrawal of the course will be recovered by your teacher training provider.
For bursary information for initial teacher training (ITT) courses in Wales, visit the Discover Teaching Wales website.
European Union (EU) citizens may also be eligible to train and receive this support. To be eligible for home fee status, fee support and bursaries, you must:
- Be an EU national
- Be resident in England on the first day of your course
- Have been ordinarily resident in the European Economic Area (EEA) for the three years immediately preceding the first day of your academic course.
Message: New teachers start on a minimum salary of £23k-£29k, depending on location
Once you have completed your initial teacher training (ITT) and achieved qualified teacher status (QTS), you can expect to start as a newly qualified teacher (NQT) in England and Wales on a minimum of £23,720 a year (or £29,664 if you work in inner London).
Message: Teachers in leadership roles earn on average £58k, with many earning significantly more
The average salary for all full and part-time leadership group teachers was £58,100 in 2017. Leadership group teachers include heads, deputy heads, assistant heads and advisory teachers.
[Source: School teachers' pay and conditions document 2018 and guidance on school teachers’ pay and conditions, published June 2018].
Trainee Teacher employment rates
Message: 94% of newly qualified teachers are employed in a teaching role six months after qualifying
Based on employment status within 6 months of completing a postgraduate teacher training course for the 2016 to 2017 academic year.
[Source: Initial teacher training performance profiles for the academic year 2016 to 2017, England, published July 2018]
Train to Teach Leeds
29 June 2019 - 10:00
This event in Leeds will give you the chance to ask experts about your teacher training options and what it’s like to teach.
Gaining school experience
01 July 2019 - 18:30
This online session will offer helpful hints and tips on how to gain school experience and how to make the best use of this when limited time may be available.
Secondary school teaching
03 July 2019 - 12:00
This online event will provide advice on all things secondary teaching. It will offer helpful hints and tips on the different secondary school training options available and how to choose the right option for you.