To ask the Secretary of State for Education, what the average salary of a trainee (a) early years, (b) primary school, (c) secondary school and (d) special school teacher was in each year since September 2013.
The information requested is not held centrally for teachers going through Initial Teacher Training (ITT).
Statutory guidance for accredited ITT providers, including for employment-based ITT routes where trainee teachers earn a salary whilst they train: “For the period of training all applicants must be employed as unqualified teachers at a school, and (except applicants employed in academies or independent schools) must be paid in accordance with at least point one on the unqualified teachers’ pay scale for the period of their training”.
The minimum of the unqualified teachers’ pay range is specified in the school teachers’ pay and conditions document. The below table shows this for each year from 2013 to 2017. Employment-based trainees who are employed in maintained schools must be paid at least the minimum of this range. Academies or independent schools are not required to follow this range, although they may choose to do so.
Minimum of unqualified teacher pay range – 2013 to 2017
London Area) £
Minimum from 1 September 2013
Minimum from 1 September 2014
Minimum from 1 September 2015
Minimum from 1 September 2016
Minimum from 1 September 2017
Source: School teachers' pay and conditions documents