Funding for training to teach maths
If you’re successful in your application to train to teach maths, you could benefit from a tax-free bursary of up to £25,000 – alternatively you could earn a salary while you train. There are also prestigious scholarships available for exceptional trainee teachers with top degrees.
The bursaries that are available are determined by the class of your degree:
- you could be eligible for a training bursary of £25,000 with a first, 2:1, 2:2, Master’s or PhD
- you could receive a training bursary of £9,000 if you have a degree in a relevant subject that is lower than a 2:2, and have a grade B or above in maths or further maths at A level (or equivalent)
As an alternative to a bursary, if you have at least a 2:1, you could be awarded a scholarship from the Institute of Mathematics and its Applications (IMA).
If your application for a scholarship is successful, you will be guaranteed £25,000 to support you throughout your teacher training year. If your scholarship application is unsuccessful, you will still be eligible for a bursary.
Once you know if you’ll be receiving a bursary or scholarship, you can find out how and when you will receive your tax-free funding.
Additional financial support
With or without a bursary or scholarship, you can still access tuition fee and maintenance loans to help fund your training and cover tuition fees.
Earn a salary while you train
Alternatively, you could earn a salary with School Direct (salaried) or Teach First.
School Direct (salaried)
If you have three or more years of work experience in any field, the School Direct (salaried) programme is available for you. This year a number of schools are offering an enhanced salary of more than £21,000 nationally and £25,000 in inner London to trainees in maths.
If you are accepted onto the programme you will be paid a salary by the school you are employed by, and your training to achieve QTS is covered by the school – you should check if this includes a PGCE. Salary arrangements should be discussed with your employing school.
If you’re a graduate or career changer and have a 2:1 or above, you could train with Teach First and earn a salary as an unqualified teacher – find out more.
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