Set out below are school teachers’ pay scales or rates from 1 September 2013 for each of the four pay areas: England and Wales generally (E&W); Inner London; Outer London; and the Fringe Area.


(Other than leadership group members and leading practitioners)

Main Pay Range from 1 Sept. 2013  £ p.a.
England & Wales Inner London Outer London Fringe Area
M1 minimum 21,804 27,270 25,369 22,853
M2 23,528 28,693 26,941 24,575
M3 25,420 30,188 28,609 26,466
M4 27,376 31,761 30,381 28,428
M5 29,533 34,204 32,957 30,581
M6 maximum 31,868 36,751 35,468 32,914


Upper Pay Range from 1 Sept. 2013  £ p.a.
England & Wales Inner London Outer London Fringe Area
U1 minimum 34,523 41,912 37,975 35,571
U2 35,802 43,972 39,381 36,848
U3 maximum 37,124 45,450 40,838 38,173

(Note – Points M2-M5 and U2 are not now mandatory points)

Want to know about the 5  CV tips that will allow you to build a fantastic CV format once that will last you a lifetime? The founder of Teachweb, an experienced recruitment consultant in the education sector, gives his 5 secrets to what recruiters and schools look for when choosing reliable supply teachers.


Writing a winning CV


1.Formatting – The appearance of your CV can make a potential employer continue reading or put them off completely. A neat layout goes a long way. Ensure the font is the same throughout your CV and there are no irregular indentations. Boxes and tables can also look untidy.

2.Experience – With your teacher CV you’re only as good as your last role – or that’s what our Deputy Head clients will want to see. Whether it went well or ended badly – our clients want to see your most recent role -on the first page of your CV. By making sure your school experience is near the top of your CV (above your education) and that your most recent school is the first one on the list, this can make a great first impression. So try to avoid placing details such as  ID numbers and whether you can drive at the top of your CV – these attributes are not your best first impression – your recent teaching experience is!

3.Bullet point explanations – Make sure the content of your CV answers questions like – What did I do at that school? How long was I there? For each role we prefer school name and dates and then below that bullet points listing what your role encompassed. Only stick to the necessary things that will highlight your skillset such as if you were a  form tutor, ran homework club for year 9 or you took a GCSE high achievers class. Please note teaching “hot words” and acronyms are good to use in the bullet points about your roles. They professionalise the CV.

4.Your education – Firstly, this should come after your teaching employment if you are seeking supply teaching work. The reason for this is because much of your education we can assume – if you went to University to do Molecular Physics , followed by a PGCE we can assume you also have GCSE English, ICT and Geography – or that if you don’t it will not be relevant to your application for this particular teaching job. Remember to keep it relevant. We also do not need to know about your subs scouts foraging award or your bronze swimming badge – although these do make good conversation in the interview!

5.Font- This aspect may be overlooked but it is in fact highly important- teaching is a modernised profession highly reliant on new technology! Don’t use times new roman – it gives the impression that you are not “au fait” with modern technology.

Now we have shared our 5 top tips for writing a winning CV, have you got any points that have helped get your CV noticed? Let us know what you think works and what doesn’t when applying for supply teaching jobs.