Ok I'll give the back story so I dont get people just commenting about me being a 'money grabber' etc. I went off sick last Autumn with stress and a car accident. I had a ridiculous timetable as an NQT+1, 15 classes, couldn't reuse any planning, teaching over 400 kids so marking was near impossible. Terrible HOD who has since left after being put on capability. I passed both my training and NQT with flying colours, graded Excellent, equiv Outstanding both years. I was off until April when I left without returning as I just couldnt face returning to the mess at my previous school. I was on MPS2. I now have an interview tomorrow for a part time position which I feel is best. I need to be on at least MPS3 to make this position worthwhile. I have been told that most schools would have started me on MPS2 due to my past experience, age and that I did so well in my training year which would mean that I should technically be on MPS3 now anyway. So... How do I approach the issue of money with this new position? Before, during, after? I simply can't do the job without making sure it pays enough so I dont want to have to negotiate after accepting. (If they offer it to me!). No idea so help appreciated please. Thanks - It might also matter that I'm a science teacher so being in a shortage subject might make a difference?