Note that the government has replaced the teachers' pay & conditions document to introduce considerably greater flexibility to teachers' pay with effect from September 2013. This means that many of the national features of the framework are no longer applied to all schools. Teachers will need to check their own school's policy.
- 1 What will my take home pay be? *Updated May 2017*
- 2 What are the main pay scales?
- 3 Can I start on a point other than M1?
- 4 Do I automatically move up each September?
- 5 Can I move up the scale, even though I haven't completed induction?
- 6 What areas are included in the London & Fringe regions?
- 7 What are the rules about TLR payments?
- 8 Can I still get a Recruitment & Retention allowance?
- 9 What fraction of pay should I get as a part-timer?
- 10 What date of the month will I get paid?
Download the Excel file below, and enter your salary details to see an estimate of your monthly take-home pay. (Estimates will not be entirely accurate due to tax calculation methods and slight variations linked to union deductions, but will normally be within a few pounds of the true amount).
Estimates for pay scales are provided based on scales agreed by the various teacher unions in collaboration.
There are separate scales for unqualified teachers.
Pay scales, with values, can be found on the TES website here:
From September 2014 there will be no automatic progression on any pay scale.
Progression arrangements should be specified in your school's pay policy and are likely to be linked to appraisal arrangements.
Once teachers reach the top of the pay scale, progression to the Upper Pay range must be applied for, and evidence must be presented to the Headteacher to reflect the applicant's suitability for progression. more information on eligibility to 'cross the threshold' can be found on the DfE website
Completion of induction (or otherwise) does not directly affect pay, unless stated in your school's pay policy.
Areas which attract London Fringe payments are those which fall the following areas around the capital:
Part-time Pay pages.
Pay Day page.