Hi! I am an experienced English teacher in Spain and am moving to Aberdeen because of family ties. I would like to teach Spanish here and GTCS has awarded me a full registration in TESOL and a provisional registration in Spanish (as a second subject area). I need to do 135 days FTE in order to fulfil the professional registration in Spanish. I found the pay scale from this website http://www.eis.org.uk/Pay_and_Conditions_of_Service/salary_scales.htm , but I am wondering if I will only be paid from point 0 (that would be quite a severe salary cut!), or will the school also counts my experience in Spain. Any ideas? Another question I have is whether to how to find a teaching position. Apart from responding to job ads, do you think I can write a self-recommendation letter to private schools and the Aberdeen Council (for state schools)? Is this a common practice here? Thanks for your help!!!