Female teacher in classroom with children

Introducing the four stages of the Teachers’ Pension Scheme

To make life easier, we’ve divided teachers up into the four separate groups below.

Now, obviously, a new teacher is also an active teacher and even retired teachers can return to teaching. What’s more, anyone can be planning their retirement at any age. So these terms are not definitive or restrictive or exclusive or in any way legal. They’re just there to save you from reading the entire website. If you're a new member, start by finding out more about the scheme. 

So, which one best describes you?

New Teacher

A person who's entering teaching for the first time with no previous service.

Male Teacher with hand on chin

Teacher Planning to retire

A teacher who's planning to retire.

Active Teacher

A teacher who's been in pensionable employment for a minimum of 12 months.

Retired Teacher

A teacher who is in receipt of retirement benefits.

Have you registered for MyPensionOnline?

MyPensionOnline is the secure PIN-protected part of this website that lets you check and manage your personal pension information online.

Right now, you’re one of three people. A previously registered user who knows their login details. An unregistered user who needs to register. Or a previously registered user who has forgotten their details. Find out more.

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