Guidance

Additional payments for teaching: eligibility and payment details

We give additional payments to some teachers to encourage them to stay in the profession. Check the rules for who can claim and how payments are made.

Applies to England

Documents

Details

These payments aim to increase recruitment and retention of teachers.

You do not need to read this guidance to make a claim. We will work out whether you can get the payment based on the answers you give when claiming.

Published 5 November 2019
Last updated 30 March 2021 + show all updates
  1. Updated the document 'Teachers: claim back your student loan repayments - eligibility and payment details'. The list of eligible schools has been updated to include North Northamptonshire and West Northamptonshire, as these local authorities have replaced the former Northamptonshire local authority.

  2. Updated 'Teachers: claim back your student loan repayments - eligibility and payment details' as the claim service has closed and will reopen in September 2021.

  3. Updated 'Teachers: claim back your student loan repayments - eligibility and payment details' and 'Claim a payment for teaching maths or physics - eligibility and payment details' with information about the claims window reopening.

  4. Added Higher Education Classification of Subjects codes to teachers' qualifications eligibility criteria in 'Claim a payment for teaching maths or physics - eligibility and payment details'.

  5. Updated to show claim service is now closed until September 2020.

  6. Added a closing date for applications.

  7. Added a link to claim a payment for teaching maths or physics.

  8. Added eligibility and payment details for claim a payment for teaching maths or physics.

  9. First published.