Teachers’ pay and allowances from 1st September 2017 and 1st September 2018.

These pay increases came into effect from the 28th April 2020. The NASUWT is now in the process of submitting a pay claim for 2019/20 and 2020/21.

FE pay scales can be accessed on the right/below.

Classroom Teachers
Teaching Allowances
Special Needs Allowances
Recruitment and Retention Allowances
Rates of Pay for Unqualified Teachers
Leadership Spine
Pay Ranges for Principals

Classroom Teachers

Pt From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
Main Pay Scale
M1 £22,744 £23,199
M2 £24,542 £25,033
M3 £26,515 £27,046
M4 £28,555 £29,127
M5 £30,805 £31,422
M6 £33,241 £33,906
Upper Pay Scale (UPS)
UPS1 £36,010 £36,731
UPS2 £37,343 £38,090
UPS3 £38,723 £39,498

Teaching Allowances

Pt From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
TA1 £1,946 £1,985
TA2 £3,932 £4,011
TA3 £6,751 £6,887
TA4 £9,299 £9,485
TA5 £12,549 £12,800

Recruitment and Retention Allowances

Annual Allowance From From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
Recruitment and Retention 1 £1,262 £1.288
Recruitment and Retention 2 £2,479 £2,529

Special Needs Allowances

Pt From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
SEN1 £2,109 £2,152
SEN2 £4,167 £4,251

Rates of Pay for Unqualified Teachers

  From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
The salary rate for unqualified teachers: £14,470 £14,760
The Hourly Rates Unqualified Part-Time Teachers (Paid in accordance with the Teachers’ Salaries Regulations (NI) 1993 No 318) as follows
Unqualified Teacher Regulation 15(1)(b) £15.59 £15.91
Teacher treated by the Department as
Qualified for purposes of Regulation 15(2)
£20.10 £20.51
Teachers employed in 'Homework Centres' Regulation 15(5) £20.10 £20.51

Leadership Spine

Spine point From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
L1 £39,466 £40,256
L2 £40,455 £41,265
L3 £41,465 £42,295
L4 £42,498 £43,348
L5 £43,555 £44,427
L6 £44,647 £45,540
L7 £45,849 £46,766
L8 £46,908 £47,847
L9 £48,078 £49,040
L10 £49,313 £50,300
L11 £50,593 £51,605
L12 £51,759 £52,795
L13 £53,054 £54,116
L14 £54,375 £55,463
L15 £55,730 £56,845
L16 £57,210 £58,355
L17 £58,525 £59,696
L18 £59,997 £61,197
L19 £61,484 £62,714
L20 £63,009 £64,270
L21 £64,567 £65,859
L22 £66,172 £67,496
L23 £67,811 £69,168
L24 £69,492 £70,882
L25 £71,219 £72,644
L26 £72,981 £74,441
L27 £74,789 £76,285
L28 £76,645 £78,178
L29 £78,543 £80,114
L30 £80,497 £82,107
L31 £82,487 £84,137
L32 £84,537 £86,228
L33 £86,637 £88,370
L34 £88,779 £90,555
L35 £90,986 £92,806
L36 £93,238 £95,103
L37 £95,556 £97,468
L38 £97,920 £99,879
L39 £100,307 £102,314
L40 £102,811 £104,868
L41 £105,379 £107,487
L42 £108,018 £110,179
L43 £110,719 £112,934

Pay Ranges for Principals

Group Range of spine points From 1 September 2017 From 1 September 2018
1 L6 – L18 £44,647 - £59,997 £45,540 - £61,197
2 L8 – L21 £46,908 - £64,567 £47,847 - £65,859
3 L11 – L24 £50,593 - £69,492 £51,605 - £70,882
4 L14 – L27 £54,375 - £74,789 £55,463 - £76,285
5 L18 – L31 £59,997 - £82,487 £61,197 - £84,137
6 L21 – L35 £64,567 - £90,986 £65,859 - £92,806
7 L24 – L39 £69,492 - £100,307 £70,882 - £102,314
8 L28 – L43 £76,645 - £110,719 £78,178 - £112,934