Finance

Secondary SCITT Salaried

Secondary SCITT Salaried is an employment-based route into teaching supported by the Department of Education.

There are no tuition fees payable by the individual on this training route.

You are not able to apply for maintenance grants during your training.

You will be employed by your placement school with the usual employment rights and you will be trained by Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT who are the awarding body for QTS and PGCE. There will be a small additional fee for your PGCE qualification, and the amount will be shared with you if you are successfully recruited onto the course.

Secondary Salaried trainees are paid full time on the Unqualified Teacher Scale for the duration of the course which is 9.5 months so not a full 12 month contract.

The salaries for 2021-2022 will be between £14,675 and £18,000 (9.5 month contract) depending on the number of teaching hours that your employing placement school requires you to teach from the start of the course. Please note that you will be taxed on any salary that you earn in total for the year of 2021-2022 and at the current time, the Personal Allowance is £12,500 but this may change for the tax year of 2021-2022.

The duration of your training course will be 9.5 months so will start in the last week of August 2021 (for induction) and then you will complete your training by the middle of June 2022.

The following subjects will receive government funding towards the salary your school will pay you and the training fee we receive – you still need a supporting school to support your application as the government funding will not cover all of your salary and training fee for the subjects listed:

  • Chemistry
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Languages
  • Biology


We also offer training in other subjects: English, History, Geography, Music, DT, Art, PE, RE and Sociology but these subjects will not receive any government funding towards your salary and training fee. If you wish to make a Salaried application in these subjects then please ask your supporting school to contact us so we can explain the finances to them.

There are no part time opportunities on this programme.

When making an application, you must include in your personal statement the information that a school is prepared to make a contribution towards your salary and pay the training fee as the grant from the Department of Education may not cover all or any of your salary and training costs.

If you wish for more information regarding the financial contribution required by a supporting school then please email us and this information will be shared with you.