Science and language teachers to get £9,000 ‘staying on’ bonus

The retention bonuses will be paid out in the second, third and fourth years, totalling £6,000 and rising to £9,000 for those working in regions of highest demand. When combined with training bursaries worth £26,000, graduates with at least a second-class degree in those subjects will get up to £35,000.

The DfE also announced that graduates with business studies or art and design-related degrees would receive bursaries for the first time, worth £9,000, while bursaries for those teaching design and technology would increase from £12,000 to £15,000 next year, because of severe shortages of trainees in those subjects.