Hello everyone! I am relatively new to the world of secondary education teaching. I have applied to a number of independent schools and currently waiting to hear from an interview. I have a QTS (not a PGCE; I gained my QTS through the EU recognition route) and a PhD with 3 year experience of higher education teaching. At a recent interview I was told that if I were offered the position I would start from point 3, rather than 1, as a recognition of my postgraduate qualifications. Unfortunately, I was not offered that position, but I was wondering if it is considered appropriate to negotiate a similar deal if offered a position. I don't want to come across as rude, but I also feel that I should try, as it would be a small recognition of the years I've put into further education. Thanks a lot in advance for your suggestions!