The Salaried Route

For those with experience and a desire for real challenge

If you’ve got significant experience of teaching secondary school age children and are ready for high levels of responsibility from the outset, then the salaried route might be for you. You’ll earn a salary whilst you train and there are salary uplift bonuses available for certain subjects. 

On this route, we would expect our participants to be comfortable getting stuck in from the very beginning, teaching up to 90% of a qualified teacher’s workload from the start. 

Instead of a bursary, you will receive a salary in your training year and throughout your time on the programme. Participants training to teach maths and physics will be awarded a salary uplift in Years 1 and 2 of the programme. This is paid by the Department for Education to recognise the acute need for this expertise in schools. 

For a more gradual introduction to teaching that doesn’t require any previous experience, read more about our other route, the bursary route, here. 

Salaried Route: Frequently Asked Questions

How much is the salary and do I pay tuition fees?

The Department for Education announces the exact teacher pay scales for unqualified teachers each year; you can find out more here. As an indication, the current year (2020-21) minimum salaries for teachers in Year 1 of the programme can be found below. This information should be used as an illustrative guide only regarding what the salaries will be in 2021-22.

  • Inner London – £22,849 
  • Outer London – £21,582 
  • London Fringe – £19,363 
  • National  (Rest of England) – £18,169 

As a RIS participant, in Year 2 of the programme you will be paid at least M1 of the main teacher payscale. For illustration, you can view the 2020-21 teacher pay scales here. 

Tuition fees are not payable on the salaried route. You can express a preference for this route but a decision on your suitability will be made by us during the application process. 

For further information on salaries, please visit the Get into Teaching website

How does my location affect my salary?

How much you are paid varies according to the region of you placement school, as defined by the Department for Education. For the purposes of teacher pay, England is divided into the following regions (please note: any regions not mentioned in the lists below fall in the ‘national’ category):

Inner London

The area comprising the London boroughs of:

Barking and Dagenham, Brent, Camden, City of London, Ealing, Greenwich, Hackney, Hammersmith and Fulham, Haringey, Islington, Kensington and Chelsea, Lambeth, Lewisham, Merton, Newham, Southwark, Tower Hamlets, Wandsworth and Westminster.

Outer London

The area comprising the London boroughs of:

Barnet, Bexley, Bromley, Croydon, Enfield, Harrow, Havering, Hillingdon, Hounslow, Kingston-upon-Thames, Redbridge, Richmond-upon-Thames, Sutton and Waltham Forest.

London Fringe

  • in Berkshire– the districts of Bracknell Forest, Slough, and Windsor and Maidenhead;
  • in Buckinghamshire– the districts of South Buckinghamshire and Chiltern;
  • in Essex– the districts of Basildon, Brentwood, Epping Forest, Harlow and Thurrock;
  • in Hertfordshire – the districts of Broxbourne, Dacorum, East Hertfordshire, Hertsmere, St Albans, Three Rivers, Watford and Welwyn Hatfield;
  • in Kent – the districts of Dartford and Sevenoaks;
  • in Surrey – the whole county; and
  • in West Sussex – the district of Crawley

What is the salary uplift and how much is it?

Maths and physics participants on the salaried route receive a salary uplift in addition to their base salary. The salary uplift is funded by the Department for Education as part of the Maths and Physics Chairs programme and is paid for the two years of the programme: £13,000 paid across Year 1 and £10,000 paid across Year 2.