Pay Scales for England, excluding London and the Fringe

The Government has implemented a pay freeze for all qualified teachers in England and the 2021/22 qualified teacher pay scales are identical to the 2020/21 pay scales for this reason.

The Government’s teachers’ pay freeze is completely unacceptable to the NASUWT and the Union is campaigning and organising against it. Materials relating to the NASUWT campaign on teachers’ pay are available on our England Pay Award page.

Some unqualified teachers have received a pay increase for 2021/22 and the NASUWT’s unqualified teacher pay scales have been updated below.

We have also set up separate salary scales for members who work in Inner and Outer London and the Fringe.

Classroom Teachers
Teaching and Learning Responsibilities
Special Educational Needs Allowances
Lead Practitioners
Unqualified Teachers
Leadership Group
Ranges for Headteachers

Classroom Teachers

Spine point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Main Pay Range
Min M1 £25,714 £25,714
M2 £27,600 £27,600
M3 £29,664 £29,664
M4 £31,778 £31,778
M5 £34,100 £34,100
Max M6 £36,961 £36,961
Upper Pay Range    
Min U1 £38,690 £38,690
U2 £40,124 £40,124
Max U3 £41,604 £41,604

Teaching and Learning Responsibilities (TLRs)

Payment 1 (TLR1) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£8,291
£14,030
£8,291
£14,030
Payment 2 (TLR2) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£2,873
£7,017
£2,873
£7,017
Payment 3 (TLR) (Fixed Term) 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min
Max
£571
£2,833
£571
£2,833

The NASUWT recommends that if the relevant body awards TLRs of different annual values to two or more teachers, the minimum difference in the annual value between each award of a TLR1 is £1,500 and between each award of a TLR 2 is £1,500.

Special Educational Needs Allowances

  1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
SEN (Min)
SEN (Max)
£2,270
£4,479
£2,270
£4,479

Lead Practitioners

Spine Point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
 Min 1 £42,402 £42,402
2 £43,465 £43,465
3 £44,550 £44,550
4 £45,658 £45,658
5 £46,796 £46,796
6 £47,969 £47,969
7 £49,261 £49,261
8 £50,397 £50,397
9 £51,656 £51,656
10 £52,983 £52,983
11 £54,357 £54,357
12 £55,610 £55,610
13 £57,000 £57,000
14 £58,421 £58,421
15 £59,875 £59,875
16 £61,467 £61,467
17 £62,878 £62,878
Max 18 £64,461 £64,461

Unqualified Teachers

Scale point 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
Min 1 £18,169 £18,419
2 £20,282 £20,532
3 £22,394 £22,644
4 £24,507 £24,507
5 £26,622 £26,622
Max 6 £28,735 £28,735

Leadership Group

Spine point 1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021 1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022
L1 £42,195 £42,195
L2 £43,251 £43,251
L3 £44,331 £44,331
L4 £45,434 £45,434
L5 £46,566 £46,566
L6 £47,735 £47,735
L7 £49,019 £49,019
L8 £50,151 £50,151
L9 £51,402 £51,402
L10 £52,723 £52,723
L11 £54,091 £54,091
L12 £55,338 £55,338
L13 £56,721 £56,721
L14 £58,135 £58,135
L15 £59,581 £59,581
L16 £61,166 £61,166
L17 £62,570 £62,570
L18 £64,143 £64,143
L19 £65,735 £65,735
L20 £67,364 £67,364
L21 £69,031 £69,031
L22 £70,745 £70,745
L23 £72,497 £72,497
L24 £74,295 £74,295
L25 £76,141 £76,141
L26 £78,025 £78,025
L27 £79,958 £79,958
L28 £81,942 £81,942
L29 £83,971 £83,971
L30 £86,061 £86,061
L31 £88,187 £88,187
L32 £90,379 £90,379
L33 £92,624 £92,624
L34 £94,914 £94,914
L35 £97,273 £97,273
L36 £99,681 £99,681
L37 £102,159 £102,159
L38 £104,687 £104,687
L39 £107,239 £107,239
L40 £109,914 £109,914
L41 £112,660 £112,660
L42 £115,483 £115,483
L43 £117,197 £117,197
Please also see the pay ranges for headteachers below if you are at the top of a headteacher pay range.
 

Ranges for Headteachers

 Group Range of spine points Salary range
(1 Sept 2020 to 31 Aug 2021)
Salary range
(1 Sept 2021 to 31 Aug 2022)
1 L6 – L18 £47,735 - ££63,508 £47,735 - ££63,508
2 L8 – L21 £50,151 - £68,347 £50,151 - £68,347
3 L11 – L24 £54,091 - £73,559 £54,091 - £73,559
4 L14 – L27 £58,135 - £79,167 £58,135 - £79,167
5 L18 – L31 £64,143 - £87,313 £64,143 - £87,313
6 L21 – L35 £69,031 - £96,310 £69,031 - £96,310
7 L24 – L39 £74295 - £106,176 £74295 - £106,176
8 L28 – L43 £81,942 - £117,197 £81,942 - £117,197

The School Teachers’ Review Body (STRB) recommended that no pay uplift be applied to the maximum values on the Leadership Group Pay Range (LGPR) or to maximum values on any of the eight head teacher group pay ranges in 2015.

This restriction was applied to the maximum of each the eight head teacher group pay ranges only. It does not apply where a head/deputy/assistant head teacher is not earning the maximum on a head teacher group pay range, but is placed on one of the corresponding points on the LGPR - L18, L21, L24, L27, L31, L35 or L39, which have all increased by 1% in each year between 2014 and 2017, by 1.5% in 2018, by 2.75% in 2019, and by 2.75% in 2020.

The NASUWT salary scales are completely consistent with the DfE's national advisory pay points.