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Bursury vs salary plus TAX CREDITS

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by laurapowner, Apr 4, 2019.

  1. laurapowner

    laurapowner New commenter


    I'm currently in a job and considering completing a SCOTT programme with bursury.
    1)What's the difference between bursury and salary
    2) are you still entitled to Working family tax credits ?

  2. DerbyshireLad

    DerbyshireLad New commenter

    What subject are you considering teaching?
    I'm currently on a SCITT and, as a science teacher the bursary is £26,000 (which we get in £2100 instalments, with a bonus in January and July). It's also tax free. When I start my NQT job in September, I'll be on £23,000ish, but will have to pay tax. So I'm preparing for quite a drop in my income!

    Sorry, I can't really help with family tax credits. But there are a bunch of extra sources of financial support available: https://getintoteaching.education.gov.uk/funding-my-teacher-training/extra-financial-support
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  3. laurapowner

    laurapowner New commenter

    I've been offered an English bursury.

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