Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS)

The Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) is a contributory scheme run by Teachers' Pensions (TP) on behalf of the Department for Children, Schools and Families exclusively for teachers.

It is a defined benefit 'final salary' scheme and is one of the most important and valuable benefits available to teachers. The TPS not only provides a lump sum and regular income at retirement but also provides family and other dependents with financial protection after death.

The teachers' pension scheme is changing - how does it affect you? It's important for you, as a member of the scheme, to understand how the changes from April 2015 will affect you individually. There will be different member types, some will remain in final salary only, some will have a pension in both final salary and career average whilst new members will have career average only. Deferred members and pensioners also need to know the changes, in particular for if they decide to return to teaching. If you're unsure which member type you are, view the factsheets attached to this page or watch the video on the teachers' pensions website. When you know your member type, the profiles on the teachers' pensions website will help you understand how the teachers' pension scheme will work for you. Access the member profiles here.

Contact details for Employment Support Service are:
Employment Support Service, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD
Email: employmentsupportservice@northyorks.gov.uk

Telephone : 01609 532190

If you have any comments or queries regarding the staff information site then please email employmentsupportservice@northyorks.gov.uk

Useful downloads

Retirement Planning

Service Query Sheet

Teachers Pension Scheme - Early Retirement Policy

Factsheet 1 - An Understanding of the Changes

Factsheet 2 - Understanding the Member Types

Factsheet 4 - Bereavement and Nominations