Ringwood Road, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 8JH


Bransgore Church Of England Primary School

Growing in the forest

Get into teaching



The school led route is a popular choice for those who hope to secure a role in the network of schools where they train. All previous successful trainees, who have wished to teach on completion of the course, have secured employment at the end of the course. Where possible, we look to provide opportunities for students to be considered for teaching vacancies within our partnership. Feedback from headteacher's in our partnership have always been very positive with comments made in relation to our newly qualified teachers being well prepared to begin their careers in teaching. 


Teachers’ salaries

All qualified teachers will have a starting salary of at least £28,000. This will be higher for teachers working in London.

Qualified teacher salary

Your school will have their own pay scales for qualified teachers. Pay increases will always be linked to performance, not length of service, and will be reviewed every year.

The teacher pay scales for qualified teachers are:

Area Minimum Maximum
England (excluding London) £28,000 £38,810
London fringe £29,344 £40,083
Outer London £32,407 £43,193
Inner London £34,502 £44,756

Most established teachers will earn more than this maximum by progressing onto the upper pay range for teachers, or by becoming a leading practitioner.

If you’re not sure whether you’ll be teaching in inner, outer or the fringe of London, talk to your school.

Upper pay range for teachers

If you can demonstrate excellence against all of the teacher standards, you can be put onto the upper pay range for teachers.

This is for teachers who make a sustained and substantial contribution to their school.

The upper pay ranges for teachers are:

Area Minimum Maximum
England (excluding London) £40,625 £43,685
London fringe £41,858 £44,919
Outer London £44,687 £48,055
Inner London £49,320 £53,482

Additional rewards

There are other great benefits available including:

  • holidays – you’ll get more days than many people in other professions, though full-time teachers work for 195 days per year in school, and tend to do some work during their holidays
  • a generous pension – when you’re employed as a teacher you’ll automatically become a member of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme
  • special educational needs (SEN) allowance 
  • teaching and learning responsibility (TLR) payments – additional money if you take on more responsibilities