Pay and pensions

Changes to the TPS at a glance

A simple guide to the pension changes that came into force in 2015.

2015 Pensions Increase Factor

Increase to Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS).

Independent sector pay scales

When setting salaries, independent schools are free to determine their own arrangements, so pay systems vary widely.

Salary safeguarding

If your salary is reduced by your employer you may be eligible for safeguarding.

FE pay scales in Wales

The current pay scales for FE lecturers in Wales are set out below.

FE pay in Northern Ireland

There are 16 incorporated FE institutions in Northern Ireland with centralised machinery for bargaining on pay and conditions.

Additional payments

Teachers in maintained schools in England and Wales must be paid in accordance with the School Teachers' Pay and Conditions Document.

Pension schemes

In whatever capacity you work in education, there is likely to be an occupational scheme available for you to join and you may have automatic membership as soon as you are employed.