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Can i go through threshold?

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by amigos, Mar 26, 2011.

  1. Hi,

    Was wondering if anyone could help with this and give me some advice?
    I am now in my 8th year of Teaching, 3 of which I spent overseas in British International Schools and am now teaching in an independent school. I have been off sick since Jan upon diagnosis of a serious illness - from which I am slowly getting better.

    I'd like to apply to go through Threshold at some point - but I am unsure if my school would support me since I have been off ill and also because it is an independent school. I meet all the criteria, so I think I deserve to apply given my experience. I am on the teachers MPS at the top of the current scale.

    What I really want to know is whether a school is obliged to allow you to apply? I am worried that my school won't want to be paying me a higher salary because they are having financial difficulties and due to this may refuse to pay me - I have not yet discussed the topic with my head teacher (mostly due to my current health situation) but i intend to, but just wanted to know what to expect.

    If anyone had any advice, it is greatly appreciated!

    many Thanks
  2. becktonboy

    becktonboy New commenter

    This answer depends entirely on your contract and whether your school has adopted the STPCD for P+C purposes. If it has:
    Check your union website for information and also www.tesfaq.co.uk >Threshold.
    If you are on M6 you can apply by informing your head in writing that you wish to apply, that's it. The head is required by the STPCD to consider your application in the light of your 2 previous PM reviews.
    If your head is reasonable, don't worry in the dark, talk to them.

    If your school does not use the STPCD forget the above and just talk to your head.

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