Hi all, I've just returned to the UK after a 3 year break from teaching as I accompanied my wife and kids on an overseas posting. I've been applying for jobs, without even getting an interview so far. As I've had a successful career to date, and have never had any trouble getting job interviews, I'm beginning to think it's because I'm on UPS3 and therefore too expensive. Several people have suggested that I should accept a lower pay scale. Is this possible and if so, how do I broach the subject and which level should I accept? If I return to the main teaching scale, do I need to "go through the threshold" again in the future? Is anyone else having similar problems? Any advice much appreciated. Thanks.