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Can anyone give me an idea of how much a teacher earns?

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foxinsocks Wed 17-Jun-09 08:15:08

a class teacher, with no additional management responsibilities

am interviewing nannies at the moment and have had quite a few applications from teachers (who started out as nannies but then qualified as teachers but who now want to go back to something else)

just wanted an idea of what sort of salary teachers are on now

clemette Wed 17-Jun-09 08:32:37

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A teacher with one year's experience working in London would earn £25k. Outside of London it is £20.6k.

foxinsocks Wed 17-Jun-09 09:05:07

thanks clemette

katiestar Wed 17-Jun-09 11:39:52

But I think one with years of experience earns considerably more.

Goblinchild Wed 17-Jun-09 11:42:01

I get £27,892 with 20 years full-time experience.

clemette Wed 17-Jun-09 11:45:38

Goblinchild have you applied to cross the threshold? It seems unfair that with all that experience you are not on at least M6, and you should be on UPS.

potatofactory Wed 17-Jun-09 11:49:18

Yes - I have crossed the threshold and am on over £30,000 with less experience than that. (10 years)

Goblinchild Wed 17-Jun-09 18:47:31

I'll get round to it, had a bad experience with a truly horrible head and it put me off sticking my head over the battlements.
Got everything and more I need to tick all the boxes. smile

potatofactory Wed 17-Jun-09 19:16:06

I should think so! That's money you've earned! Can it be back-paid? Probably not - would be complicated with he evidence thing. Your performance management might / should be all you need though.

clemette Wed 17-Jun-09 19:18:36

It is much more streamlined process these days. Go for it!

Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 19:19:25

I'm 4years in and on £34k but thats M5 plus a TLR for running a dept and outer london.

canny Wed 17-Jun-09 19:19:25

What is threshhold? I've always wondered when friends mention it, I know you get higher salary. Why? smile

Feenie Wed 17-Jun-09 19:21:31

Department, Thandeka? In Primary?

clemette Wed 17-Jun-09 19:21:32

There are 6 normal grades as a mainscale teacher and you generally go up one a year. When you reach the top of the scale you need to prove that you are a good teacher who is contributing to the wider school - then you go over the "threshold" and have access to three more grades.

Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 19:22:34


my tlr is £4000

Feenie Wed 17-Jun-09 19:23:53


Thandeka Wed 17-Jun-09 19:29:09

payscales are same in primary and secondary (though you could argue secondary need danger money- but then again primary probably have it harder in terms of planning etc swings and roundabouts!)

canny Wed 17-Jun-09 19:30:27

thanks clemmette smile

HaventSleptForAYear Wed 17-Jun-09 19:34:54

Are we talking take-home pay or not?

Feenie Wed 17-Jun-09 19:36:00


clemette Wed 17-Jun-09 19:36:08

No - gross pay.

HaventSleptForAYear Wed 17-Jun-09 19:37:52

Oh. I thought teachers in the UK were much better paid than in France but it doesn't seem that much better if that's the case!

flatcapandpearls Wed 17-Jun-09 19:54:26

I think this year they are basing threshold pay on PM, I have always refused to go through the threshold as it I thought it was ridiculous that I should spend time that should be spent in planning and prep filling in forms to get a pay rise.

I can;t get it this year either now because I have moved schools and my PM was not reviewed. But next year I may ask for it, only about four years to late!

cat64 Wed 17-Jun-09 19:59:21

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clam Wed 17-Jun-09 20:03:41

£27K after 20 years?? Surely not! Mainland UK?

If I were full time, after 20 years, I'd be on about £34K. 2 threshold points, mark you, plus outer London weighting, but even so.

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