Career Progression

By becoming a teacher, you’re also joining a profession that offers a huge variety of career opportunities – many of which you probably can’t even imagine at this moment. But at our Teaching School, we see the many different career paths that people take – and we support them along the way.

Future opportunities could include:
  • Head of department in a secondary school.
  • Subject lead in a primary school.
  • Specialist Leader in Education (SLE) - providing support across more than one school in your subject or key stage. This could happen within a family of schools working together or, more formally, within a Multi-Academy Trust or via a Teaching School.
  • A pastoral role, such as Head of Year or Key Stage, Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SENCO), or leading on areas such as 'character education', 'student engagement', 'managing progress', etc.
  • Senior leadership roles, defined by your experience and the needs of the school – ranging from Assistant and Deputy Heads, to Heads of School, Headteachers and Executive Heads.
  • Working within a Teaching School, School Centred Initial Teacher Training (SCITT) and teacher professional learning, as a coach, mentor, trainer or facilitator.

A salary to match your talent

Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers that have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning.

So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before.

  • Newly Qualified Teachers (NQTs) can earn from £23,720 or £29,664 in inner London.
  • The main teacher pay scale goes up to £35,008 or £40,372 in inner London.
  • The upper teacher pay scale goes up to £39,406 or £48,244 in inner London.
  • The leading practitioners pay scale goes up to £61,005 or £68,652 in inner London.
  • The headteachers pay scale goes up to £111,007 or £118,490 in inner London.

You can also earn additional benefits called ‘teaching and learning responsibility’ (TLR) payments, which range from £2,721 to £13,288. If you work as a qualified teacher with pupils with Special Educational Needs (SEN) you could be eligible for an SEN allowance ranging from £2,149 to £4,242. Plus you get more holidays than many people in other professions and a generous pension.

Opportunities for advancement

I trained with STSA in 2015-16 and have already had lots of opportunities to progress as a teacher – including becoming deputy head of department.

Alex, Maths teacher and Deputy in Department

A competitive salary and great benefits

You will also earn a competitive salary. You'll begin on at least £23,720 or £29,664 in inner London.

As you rise up the pay ranges, you could earn as much as £118,490 as a headteacher, in inner London.

Starting

£ 23,720

Up to, as Headteacher

£ 118,490

Schools now have more freedom to develop their own pay policies to attract and retain the teachers who have the greatest impact on their pupils’ learning. So what you’re paid will be linked to performance and not length of service – meaning you can increase your salary faster than ever before.

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