Qualified Teachers in Outer London

Main Pay Range

M1
£26,139

M2
£27,759

M3
£29,477

M4
£31,302

M5
£33,957

M6
£36,906

Upper Pay Range

UPS 1
£39,127

UPS 2
£40,575

UPS 3
£42,077

Qualified Teachers in Inner London

Main Pay Range

M1
£28,098

M2
£29,563

M3
£31,103

M4
£32,724

M5
£35,242

M6
£38,241

Upper Pay Range

UPS1
£43,184

UPS2
£45,306

UPS3
£46,829

Lead Practitioner Outer London

L1 £42,077
L2 £43,055
L3 £44,049
L4 £45,074
L5 £46,120
L6 £47,195
L7 £48,386
L8 £49,429
L9 £50,584
L10 £51,806
L11 £53,066
L12 £54,223
L13 £55,503
L14 £56,801
L15 £58,138
L16 £59,605
L17 £60,905
L18 £62,361

Lead Practitioner Inner London

L1 £46,350
L2 £47,330
L3 £48,332
L4 £49,350
L5 £50,401
L6 £51,476
L7 £52,667
L8 £53,709
L9 £54,862
L10 £56,083
L11 £57,344
L12 £58,501
L13 £59,778
L14 £61,084
L15 £62,416
L16 £63,886
L17 £65,185
L18 £66,638

Payment 1 (TLR 1)

TLR 1A £7,622

TLR 1B £9852

TLR 1C £11,024

TLR 1D £12,898

Payment 2 (TLR 2)

TLR 2A £2,640

TLR 2B £4359

TLR 2C £6,450

Payment 3 (TLR3)

(Fixed Term)
£523 to £2,603

SEN Points

SEN (Min) £2,085
SEN (Max) £4,116

Primary and Secondary Class Teachers with UK QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) are paid on the Main Pay Scale (MPS) – M1 to M6, which will vary depending on the location of the school; whether it is located within an Inner or Outer London Borough.

Once Teachers qualify and complete their teacher training, they will begin their career as an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher) on an M1 salary. A teacher’s salary will move up a point each year if their performance is deemed satisfactory. It is possible to go up two points if judged to be excellent / outstanding by the school. It is also possible to start on a higher point, at the discretion of the school, if the teacher has previous teaching or relevant experience or teach a subject in shortage of skilled practitioners.

Once a class teacher has reached the top of the main pay scale, they have the opportunity to submit an application to qualify and pass through the threshold and on to the Upper Pay Scale (UPS). The Upper Pay Scale is based solely on performance, decided by governing bodies on the recommendations of head teachers. Progression on this scale is slower, perhaps every two years.

It is usual for schools to insist that you have two consecutive years of performance appraisal reviews to be considered as part of your application. Your new school may accept reviews from your previous schools but there is no statutory requirement for them to do so.

It can be quite difficult knowing which jobs are more important to list, especially if you have had various roles before embarking on a career in teaching or within the education sector. At this point, it is important that you understand that your CV should ideally be no more than 2 pages long. List your employment history in chronological order, starting from most current and working your ways backwards. Do not leave gaps on your CV, but if there is a role that you have to list which is not education based, keep it short and sweet. Start dates of employment should include the month and the year. Job descriptions/ responsibilities should be written using plain English (no jargon) and simple & concise sentences. There is also nothing wrong with using bullet points if your job roles have a large number of responsibilities attached to them.

It can be quite difficult knowing which jobs are more important to list, especially if you have had various roles before embarking on a career in teaching or within the education sector. At this point, it is important that you understand that your CV should ideally be no more than 2 pages long. List your employment history in chronological order, starting from most current and working your ways backwards. Do not leave gaps on your CV, but if there is a role that you have to list which is not education based, keep it short and sweet. Start dates of employment should include the month and the year. Job descriptions/ responsibilities should be written using plain English (no jargon) and simple & concise sentences. There is also nothing wrong with using bullet points if your job roles have a large number of responsibilities attached to them.