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Preference Waiver Payment

If you decide to tick the Preference Waiver Payment (PWP) box on your online application form, this means that you have agreed to work in any Scottish local authority. In return for choosing this option, you will receive £8,000 if you are a secondary teacher or £6,000 if you are a primary teacher. This payment will only be made if you complete your Teacher Induction Scheme year in the local authority that you have been allocated to. Please note that the payment is not arranged by GTC Scotland. Any queries of how and when this payment is made should be directed to your allocated local authority.

The links below show the geographical spread of Preference Waiver Payment (PWP) allocations for past years.

Please note, these figures should only be read as a guide and each year is different. Many different variables come into play each year, the main one being, the number of vacancies available throughout Scotland once the preference allocations have taken place.

Remember - if you select PWP, you can be placed anywhere in Scotland.


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