Leaving Teaching Jobs & Career Advice

Leaving your teaching job for a new career can be a daunting but rewarding decision. When I made the decision to leave the profession, I found it challenging to identify which employers would value my skills and how to transfer into a new profession without taking too much of a pay cut. If this sounds…

Upper Pay Scale (UPDATED 2020)

Teacher salaries are agreed nationally, this includes the Main Pay Scale, Leadership payscales and the Upper Pay Scale. UPS (as it is commonly known) is generally reserved for those that are currently at M6 and are able to demonstrate sustained and exemplary meeting of Teachers’ Standards and make a significant contribution to school life. You…

Teacher Pay Scale (UPDATED 2020)

Teacher Salaries in UK Schools The teaching pay scales in the UK are agreed nationally; this allows you to be secure in the amount you earn if moving between schools and provides opportunity to identify expected pay rises. Progressing through the teacher pay scale used to be straightforward but the introduction of more stringent performance-related…

Teacher Resignation FAQs

When can I resign as a teacher? Teacher resignation dates are agreed nationally in order to align recruitment cycles and allow school leaders to plan staffing for forthcoming terms. This can work in your favour if you are moving to another teaching job, as vacancies will be heavily advertised as the set resignation dates approach….