Well done - it's great to hear teachers getting what they deserve. My friend teaches buisness studies overseas and loves it - very much in demand. As for getting more money I think all teachers in shortage subjects should push for more. Physics friend did short term supply - practically begged by a school to help GCSE and A level students before exams. Was paid £260 a day by the school. When I started teaching Chemistry and Physics after 10 years in the Chemical industry my HT of Indie school said he wanted to push me up the pay scale because of my experience. Three years and I was at top of pay scale.