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pay on return to mainstream

Discussion in 'Independent' started by LawrenceL, Mar 19, 2019.

  1. LawrenceL

    LawrenceL New commenter

    Hi - if I work in an independent school and then return to mainstream have I missed out on going up the payscale?
  2. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    There are no national payscales any longer nor any pay portability. Every school sets its own scales and is under no obligation to honour or match what you were paid before. Unless they choose to. They'll pay you what they think you are worth and what they can afford, and you can decide whether to accept it.

    Will schools acknowledge and take into account your private school experience when deciding whether to employ you and what pay to offer? Generally yes in my (limited) experience if your experience was in England, but if the school has, shall we say, a 'challenging' intake there may be concerns about whether private school experience equips you for their students. Others may have different experience.
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  3. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    Why would you ever want to do this?
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  4. dts

    dts Occasional commenter

    Perhaps if, as in some independent schools, you're already on a much lower salary and are about to lose your pension as well?
  5. caterpillartobutterfly

    caterpillartobutterfly Star commenter

    That's me!
    (Well not lose the pension as such...more ending up with two smaller ones, rather than one larger one.)

    Still not going back to all the monitoring, large classes and stupid appraisal systems though.
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