Hi. I currently work in a very high achieving state school and I’ve been shortlisted for interview at a prep school. I absolutely love the school and the role is perfect as it uses my subject specialism. I just have a couple of questions. It mentioned on the advert that it offered an “attractive salary”. Would this be considered similar to the state MPS or above? And do I ask to clarify at interview? Would there be room to negotiate? Also, I would like to find out about maternity pay etc as planning to start a family in the next 2 years. I’m thinking this is something that would put them off if I were to bring it up at interview as I don’t want to give the impression I’m going off straight away but at the same time I’d be moving from a state school with very good maternity pay so I’d like to know and make a decision. It wouldn’t be a dealbreaker but just be useful to know before I sign the contract. Is it worth asking to see a staff handbook as I’m guessing it would include these things? Also, I’m thinking of putting together a portfolio to showcase my skills and talents. Does this sound like a good idea? Finally, what sort of questions have you been asked at interview at independent schools? Thanks.