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Dear Theo, Can I go down on the pay scale?

Discussion in 'Jobseekers' started by sarita2011, Mar 11, 2011.

  1. Dear Theo,
    I am a qualified MFL teacher who left England to come to Spain in 2009. Here I have worked on temporary contracts so I have decided I am going back to England next summer. However, when I left in England I was M5 on the pay scale and I am afraid I won´t be able to find work as NQTs are cheaper. I don´t mind offering going down on the pay scale to get permanent job. Is that possible. In such case where should I mention it? On my application or during the interview (well I get shorlisted).

  2. TheoGriff

    TheoGriff Star commenter

    Well, a nice easy question to answer, although you won't like what I have to say.
    The answer is: No.
    The unions do not allow this, as they say that it is undercutting other teachers. This means that in some cases, a school wants to appoint the best person, but cannot afford to. The best person would love the job, would be willing to work for what the school could afford. But both of them are disappointed, as it is not allowed.
    However, independent schools (go to the Independent Forum for more details), and Academies, are not bound by these rules.
    Best wishes
    TheoGriff. Member of the TES Careers Advice Service.
    The TES Careers Advice service runs seminars and workshops, one-to-one careers and applications advice, one-to-one interview coaching and an application review service.
    I do Application and Interview one-to-ones, and also contribute to the Job Application Workshops. We look at application letters, executive summaries and interviews.
    E-mail Julia on advice@tsleducation.com for how to book a meeting with me personally.
    Look forward to seeing you!

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