Hello, Long story short, I am an NQT Maths teacher. Did my teacher training 5 years ago but never finished my NQT year. I currently work as a tutor. I have been contacted by an agency in regards to a mat cover at a local private school. I went to the private school as a student. Whilst doing my training I went there for some experience to observe lessons the teachers said they were paid above the pay scale. When the agency rung me to confirm the phone interview. She very strongly said not to mention money and that I would only be paid to scale. She basically said if I mention pay I wouldn't get the job. I found this a little suspicious as I have read on here that some teachers have really been screwed over not pushing for a fair salary. Don't mind getting paid to scale but I don't want the agency charging the school a fortune and then paying me the minimum. Would love some advice. Many thanks.