Secondary SCITT Salaried Finances

Secondary SCITT Salaried is an employment-based route into teaching supported by a National College of Teaching and Leadership (NCTL) grant. There are no tuition fees payable on this training route.

NCTL Salary funding is currently available for the following secondary subjects:

High Priority Secondary (Full Time Route):  Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Modern Foreign Languages (MFL) and Computer Science. 

NCTL funding is used to cover training fees and to make a contribution towards your salary.  High Priority secondary trainees are issued with a full-time contract for 9.5 months and paid on point one of the unqualified teacher scale. A higher salary of up to £20,289 (annual equivalent) is available for suitably qualified candidates who are able to undertake a larger timetable commitment from the start of their training.

Priority Secondary (Flexible, Part-time/Accelerated Route): Biology, English, History, RE, Geography, Music, Design & Technology.

NCTL funding is used to cover training fees and to make a contribution towards your salary. Priority secondary trainees are issued with a 0.7 (fte) contract for 9.5 months and paid on point one of the unqualified teacher scale.  You will spend four days each week working within your placement school and one day each week in central training.  You will contribute to the cost of your training either by undertaking a limited teaching commitment each week or by providing some supply cover within your placement school as you become more experienced.

Other secondary subjects: There is currently no NCTL funding available.  Secondary SCITT Salaried training is, however, available on a school funded basis.  If you are currently employed within a school and have some teaching experience, you should discuss school funded training options with your Headteacher before submitting an application through UCAS.

NCTL funding is used to cover training fees and to make a contribution towards your salary.  Secondary SCITT Salaried trainees are usually paid on point one of the unqualified teacher scale. (School funded trainees will normally be issued with a 0.8 fte contract for 12 months; high priority trainees will normally receive a full time contract for 9.5 months) A higher salary package is available for suitably qualified and experienced trainees in Maths and Physics. 

Trainees in priority secondary subjects (flexible route) will normally be issued with a 0.7 fte contract for 9.5 months. 

You will spend four days each week working within your placement school and one day each week in central training.  You will contribute to the cost of your training either by undertaking a limited teaching commitment each week or by providing some supply cover within your placement school as you become more experienced.

So what will my training salary be?

The following figures are offered for guidance but are subject to changes in national pay scales and to NCTL funding:

  • Enhanced salary package for suitably qualified and experienced candidates in high priority subjects: up to £16,907  (annual equivalent £20,289).
  • High Priority Subjects (full time route) Maths, Physics, Chemistry, Computer Science, MFL:  Full time contract for 9.5 months:  £13,032
  • School funded subjects (flexible route) : 0.8 contract for 12 months:  c. £13,000.
  • Secondary priority subjects (flexible route) English, Biology, History, Geography, Music, RE, DT: 0.7 contract for 9.5 months:  £9,122.
  • Two year part time route for high priority subjects:
  • Year one: £6584.
  • Year two: £9877.
  • Two year part time route for English:
  • Year one:  £4,938.
  • Year two:  £6858.