Hi all After teaching in England for 15 years, me and my husband have moved to Scotland (his native country) and I've been successful in gaining a teaching post in a Scottish school, starting August. I was only appointed about 2 weeks or so ago. However, things this side of the wall are all a bit different (it took 6 phone calls to establish my salary!) and I'm struggling to answer a few questions. I don't want to pester my future head (who is now on holiday in any case), but I'm not sure if I should be doing anything, chasing things etc. Any advice regarding the following would be gratefully received. 1. I've not signed a contract or anything yet. The school is now on holiday. Is this standard? Does it come from the school or is it County in Scotland? 2. No one has asked for my bank details, p45 etc. Hopefully I'll get paid..... 3. Is there a standard day of the month teachers get paid? If I start on 19th August, when can I expect my first pay? How can I find out (google isn't helping me)? 4. Pensions. To start a new one or convert my existing English one? Again, no one has mentioned pensions. I just feel like I've got a load of questions and no one to ask. I'm also worried that I should be doing something, but I'm not aware that I should be. Thanks so much for any advice!