Pay and Benefits

We seek to pay our teachers as well as we can, as a way of demonstrating that we value you highly. Our salary package is one of the best in London.

Pay and Benefits

Start in July
Newly qualified primary teachers are offered up to three weeks paid work (at Instructor level) in July. As well as the financial benefit, this gives you the opportunity to meet colleagues and get to know the school, academy trust or the Local Authority (LA) before you officially start in September.

Inner London Payscale
We pay inner London Payscale, over £1900 a year higher than outer London boroughs.

Extra salary point
NQTs who start on M1 will receive one extra recruitment and retention allowance in your salary assessment of ­£1,254.

*Golden hello
You will receive a £1000 Golden Hello in your August salary.
Employment based trainees do not receive a Golden Hello.

If you have to move more than 20 miles in order to start working with us, then some schools may offer a  relocation package to help you with relocation expenses. Please contact [email protected] for more details.

*Help with loans
Some maintained schools may offer NQTs an interest free loan of up to £3000 to enable you to repay a student loan. Repayments will be deducted from your salary.
This will particularly help you if you have a bank loan, which typically charge between 8% and 12% interest. The interest payments plus loan protection can cost between £385-£700 for a £3000 loan over three years.

*Other Benefits

  • Reduction on membership at Borough Leisure Centres on production of proof of employment
  • Excellent opportunities for continuing professional development

Accommodation in Newham is less expensive than many other areas of London. Furthermore, there are a number of affordable housing schemes. Local Space Housing Association and NewShare Shared Equity Scheme, prioritise  Newham teachers.

Information on these schemes can be found on the housing page

NB: This package is for primary NQTs who have been appointed via the primary pool.

 *Conditions apply.
NQTs who are employed by academies need to check with their school if this offer is available.