Funding can be provided for your intitial teacher training, where eligible
The Department for Education has announced the closure of the Golden Hello Scheme for all trainees starting their initial teacher training (ITT) in the academic year 2011/12 and beyond. Additional Specialism Incentive Scheme was introduced in July 2008 as an incentive to increase the supply of Maths, Chemistry and Physics Teachers.
Trainees who started their postgraduate ITT course before 1 August 2011 will continue to be able to make their application for the Golden Hello Scheme under the current terms and conditions.
If you wish to claim a Golden Hello, you need to fill in the application form from your ITT provider. Additional Incentive Specialism claim forms are available from course providers and should be sent to the address below.
You can find out more details and eligibility on the Department of Education website
Completed forms need to be sent to:
30 Kings Hill Avenue,
Kings Hill Business Park,
Undergraduates and postgraduates can get help with the costs of their teacher training.
You can get student finance for the following full or part-time teacher training courses if you’re an undergraduate or postgraduate:
You can apply for student finance. You’ll get the same level of student loans, grants and bursaries as other students.
You may be eligible for a training bursary from the National College for Teaching and Leadership if you’re a postgraduate. How much you get depends on your teaching subject and degree class.
School Direct Training
For more information on funding for Initial Teacher Training visit GOV.UK.
You will be paid a salary by the school in which you train. This salary will be in line with the unqualified teacher pay scale. This is the pay scale for all teachers who have not yet received qualified teacher status. You will not need to pay fees to cover the cost of your qualified teacher status (QTS) award. You will not be eligible for a training bursary.
Where you fit into these scales will depend on your position, experience and location, as well as on your individual school:
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