Hi! I'm currently applying for teaching positions after working in behaviour management for a year. Before I did my current job, I worked in an independent school where the salary scales matched maintained schools. I started teaching there straight after my training, and stayed for nearly four years, reaching M4. However, I started my current job (not on teaching pay scales) just after Easter in 2010, so therefore not completing my M4 year. If a maintained school employs me, will I just pick up again at the beginning of the M4 pay scale, or does it not even apply because I was working in an independent school? I know I can't expect M5, because I didn't finish M4, but just wondering what my prospects are - not sure how it works. [To be honest, though, compared to my current salary (which I took a 11k pay cut to do!), even NQT salary would be great ] Thanks in advance for any info.