Unqualified teachers' pay scales

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Unqualified teachers - such as instructors - are now paid on a six point scale, revised from the previous 10 point scale and you can check the chart below to see how the new system maps onto the previous one. The governing body decides where on the scale an unqualified teacher should start, and may also pay an additional allowance on top of this. Trainee teachers following an employment-based route to qualified teacher status may be paid on the qualified or unqualified teachers’ pay scale.

The pay scale for unqualified teachers

Scale pointAnnual salary England and Wales excluding  London
(band D)
Annual salary inner London area
(band A)
Annual salary outer London area
(band B)
Annual salary Fringe area
(band C)

Source: School Teachers’ Review Body

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