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Discussion in 'Scotland - education news' started by ellan_girl, Aug 4, 2020.
Does anyone know what point I will/should be put on? I was M4 under English system.
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If this would be your 5th year teaching (for example) not including any NQT year then you’d be on point 5.
Your point in the English system is irrelevant. It's solely based on experience.
You want sections 1.18 to 1.26
If you're at the start of your 5th year of teaching I would expect you to be on point 5 of the scale, assuming you've got full GTCS registration.
Get absolutely everything in writing as to your pay scale before you accept any position. The local authority will almost certainly get this wrong. Also, if you're still owed pay from your job in England, which is possible given the crossover in when the school year starts, watch out for being taxed twice with your English job seen as a second income. HMRC are brilliant at sorting this out quickly for you and placing you on a Scottish tax code. Don't trust any new local authority to get any of this right. If my experience is anything to go by it takes ages for them to (a) get anything right (b) get back to you.
Also check your contract when you receive it to ensure that you will be placed on the correct point of the salary scale.
I was on UPS in England so asked local authority for written confirmation of salary before signing contract up here. They put me straight on the top of the mainscale with no fuss. Just get it in writing.