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NQT and Golden Hello

Discussion in 'New teachers' started by awhelan3, Feb 8, 2011.

  1. Hi all
    I was wondering about the eligability criteria for the Golden Hello
    I am due to complete my NQT year in a mainstream faith school (status voluntary aided). However, I am on a 1 year maternity cover and subsequently I am looking for a new job beginning sept 2011. If I take a job at an independent school can I still apply for the Golden Hello as I have worked in mainstream for the duration of my training and NQT?

    The guidelines were a little unclear

    Thanks!
     
  2. Hi all
    I was wondering about the eligability criteria for the Golden Hello
    I am due to complete my NQT year in a mainstream faith school (status voluntary aided). However, I am on a 1 year maternity cover and subsequently I am looking for a new job beginning sept 2011. If I take a job at an independent school can I still apply for the Golden Hello as I have worked in mainstream for the duration of my training and NQT?

    The guidelines were a little unclear

    Thanks!
     
  3. littlemissraw

    littlemissraw Occasional commenter

    I could be wrong but I think you need to be in a school the term after you complete your NQT to be eligible (my friend isn't as so can't claim hers until she finds another post) xx
     
  4. Eva_Smith

    Eva_Smith Established commenter

    Unless things have changed from 'my day' you need to have secured employment in a mainstream, maintained secondary school for the term immediately following induction to qualify for the Golden Hello.
    The nature of this payment is a 'Welcome to teaching...' not a 'Thanks for the year, farewell as you disappear to a private school'.
    I don't know where the rules stand on taking a term's supply contract after NQT year. It could be that it's expected you're on a permanent contract, although I have no idea if that's the case.
     
  5. welshwizard

    welshwizard Established commenter Forum guide

    You need to be employed on a permanent or fixed term contract in the state sector to claim the Golden Hello and you have a year from passing induction to claim
     
  6. nemo.

    nemo. New commenter

    And don't forget when you get it tax is payable, extra NI and 9% to the student loans company if you have loan. So 5k ends up as 3.4k so more of a "welcome to rip off Britain" and remember that the national debt needs paying off!
     
  7. Crowbob

    Crowbob Established commenter

    Yep, it really hurts when you get a 3.4K welcome bonus [​IMG]
     
  8. I'm insulted by the very THOUGHT of having an extra £3,400 to play with.

    Kidding, kidding. Yes, it gets taxed, and I have no idea how much of a hello I'll get for D&T, but any money is wonderful.
     
  9. Middlemarch

    Middlemarch Star commenter

    Why shouldn't tax and NI be paid on it? All other teachers get taxed, etc on any additional pay they receive.
     

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