Salaries and Funding

The amount of funding you receive will depend on the route you apply for, as well as your chosen teaching subject and the location of your placement school. You can find information on bursaries and salaries available in your training year below. All participants entering the Year 2 of the programme will be paid a full salary according to the national teacher pay scale.

Bursary Route

The recommended route for most applicants, providing a gradual introduction to teaching

On the bursary route, there are three types of funding available – depending on your circumstances, you could receive all three:

  • A generous, tax-free bursary or scholarship worth up to £28,000*
  • Tuition Fee Loan and Maintenance Loan to cover the tuition fees you’ll pay
  • Additional financial support if you’re a parent or have a disability

An overview of the generous bursaries and scholarships available, which vary by subject, as well as full terms and conditions can be found on the Department for Education’s website. The amount you will be eligible for will be equivalent in value to whichever is the higher of the available scholarship or bursary for your training subject. If you’re a non-UK EU national, you could also receive this support.

Please note: Due to sponsorship limitations, those who cannot independently secure the right to work in the UK cannot apply to train via the bursary route. For more information, please see our eligibility page. If you would like to discuss your individual circumstances with us, please email apply@researchersinschools.org.

* You could get £30,000 to teach maths – a £20,000 tax-free bursary while you train and a further £10,000 after tax once in teaching; alternatively, you could receive a prestigious scholarship with £22,000 tax-free while you train and the same £10,000 after tax once in teaching. Please see the Department for Education’s website for full details.

Salaried Route

For those with experience and a desire for real challenge

For those who express a preference for the salaried route, the following table details estimated Year 1 salaries for 2019:

Inner London Outer London London Fringe National
Base Salary £21,641 £20,441 £18,339 £17,208

Please note: 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. See our application process and your teacher training page for more information.

Maths and Physics Chairs: Salary Uplift

Maths and physics participants on the salaried route will 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 first two years of the programme: £13,000 paid across Year 1 and £10,000 paid across Year 2.

Information on Regional Salaries

As detailed in the table above, salaries will vary according to the location of your placement school. The Department for Education defines the four regions as Inner London, Outer London, London Fringe and National. Please find below a definition of these areas (please note: any regions not mentioned in the lists below fall in the ‘national’ category).

IL

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.

OL

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.

LF

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.