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Discussion in 'Primary' started by VaVah, Nov 9, 2019.

  1. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter

    Hey all,

    I need some help. well...

    I completed my QTS in 2016, took 3 months break then I December /January I took on a class as long term supply, I was supposed to start my NQT training in January with the school but they advised me to wait until the new academic year (September 2017) explaining the my pay scale wont be affected as I am teaching.

    My understanding is that I am supposed to be moving to PS 4 but it seems like I am on 2 going to 3. My gross last year was 2600 p/m.

    How do you calculate pay? (Gross pay)
    Do you get Pay scaled after QTS or after NQT?

    The P60 doesn't make sense to me.

    Any advise would be appreciated.

    Thank you all.
  2. bajan

    bajan Occasional commenter

    What does it say in the school's pay policy?
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  3. TheOracleAtDelphi

    TheOracleAtDelphi Established commenter

    Have you been at the same school all this time or have you changed schools?

    Also, if you were originally taken on as long term supply, was this through an agency and if so, who was paying you - the agency or the school direct? If via an agency, at what point did you go onto the school pay roll? If it was September they may have started you at M1 from that point.

    Pay is a bit of a thorny issue as academies can pretty much do what they want, the % uplift was only enforced for the bottom and the top of scale so some schools took it literally and others applied it through their pay scale and the end of pay portability means that if you change schools all bets are off the table.
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  4. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    Are you in England or Scotland?
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  5. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    Puts you on £31200 pa

    That's more than an NQT in London.
  6. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter


    I am in Inner London (England)
  7. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter

    Thank you so much for your reply,

    I started at the same school, I was supply from December to April (2016/2017). I went on the school's payroll after Easter 2017 (The gross pay was M1 from both Agency and school). I have been at the same school ever since. It is the first school I taught at after PGCE.

    Who do i need to talk to? any advise?
  8. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter

    But I qualified in 2016, This is my fourth academic year in teaching (2019/2020)
  9. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter


    This academic year they send us letter notifying us of payment change. Mine this year says M4 (Inner London)but last academic year I was not even paid M3 even though the letter stated so.
  10. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    According to the NEU website, inner London on M3 last year was £32837 pa or 2736 per month. In outer London M3 was £31120 or around £2600 per month.

    Looks like your school is paying you on the outer London pay scale.
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  11. VaVah

    VaVah New commenter

    Thank you for clarifying that.
  12. JL48

    JL48 Star commenter

    The best person to talk to would be your school's business manager.

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