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Secondary Finance

SALARIED SECONDARY PROGRAMMES 

  • WLTSA pays the fees.                                                                                                                                 
  • The host school employs the trainee throughout the training programme, paying them a salary. Salaried trainees are not entitled to bursaries.                                                                                                                                                       
  • Trainee salaries are commonly (and cannot be less that) Point 1 on 'Unqualified Teacher Pay Range' which is revised yearly but is not yet published for 2018-19.  The figure for 2017-18 for a school in Inner London is £20,900. This salary would be subject to taxation.

It is important to be aware that for several secondary subjects, the unsalaried route can be as financially rewarding as the salaried route, because of very high tax free bursaries from DfE. Even when you pay tuition fees on the unsalaried route, you could still end up with the same or possibly even higher income than on the salaried route, because the bursaries and scholarships are tax free, see below.

UNSALARIED SECONDARY PROGRAMMES

The trainee pays the university tuition fees of £9,250. Various government bursaries and student loans are available, subject to eligibility.  

Overview of tax-free government bursaries (and scholarships)

Scholarships are competitive and you need to apply to the relevant professional institute. DfE bursaries are automatic so long as you meet the eligibility requirements. Bursaries are administered by our partner universities. Some bursaries vary depening on your degree level, see summary below for 2018-19. For the official table, including detailed footnotes on eligibility and further information about student loans, please visit www.education.gov.uk/get-into-teaching/funding

 Subject

Scholarships

Tax-Free DfE Bursaries 2018-19 (Secondary)

 1st/PhD

2:1/masters

2:2

 

 Physics

£28,000

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

 

 Maths

£22,000

£20,000

£20,000

£20,000

In addition, £10,000 early career payment

 Languages

£28,000

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

 

 Computing

£28,000

£26,000 £26,000 £26,000  

 Geography

£28,000 £26,000 £26,000 £26,000  

 Chemistry  

£28,000

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

 

 Classics

  £26,000 £26,000 £26,000  

 Biology

 

£26,000

£26,000

£26,000

 

 Design & Tech.

 

£12,000

£9,000

£0

 

 English,

 

£15,000

£15,000

£15,000

 

History,  Music, RE   £9,000 £4,000 £0  

 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                            

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