The Teachers' Pension Scheme (TPS) is a contributory scheme run by Teachers' Pensions (TP) on behalf of the Department for Education exclusively for teachers.
It is a defined benefit scheme and is one of the most important and valuable benefits available to teachers. The TPS not only provides a regular income at retirement but also provides family and other dependents with financial protection after death.
The teachers' pension scheme changed in April 2015 with different member types; some remain in final salary only, some 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 be aware of changes, in particular for if they decide to return to teaching. If individuals are unsure which member type they are and how the scheme applies to them then further information is available on the Teachers' Pensions website.
Contact details for Employment Support Service are:
Employment Support Service, County Hall, Northallerton, North Yorkshire, DL7 8AD
Telephone : 01609 532190