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Returning to teaching after career break, moving from private sector to state sector.

Discussion in 'Primary' started by amyherke, Apr 24, 2018.

  1. amyherke

    amyherke New commenter

    Hi there
    I qualified in Primary teaching in 2004. After a year of supply in the state sector, my first post was in the independent sector. I taught in the independent sector for 7 years, and have had the last 7 years at home as a full time mum. My question is, does anyone know if my 7 years of teaching in the independent sector will count towards Main Pay Scale, or will I go in on M1? Any help would be greatly appreciated! Thank you
  2. drvs

    drvs Star commenter

    Are you looking to start back in the state sector??!! :eek:

    You should be aware that there is no pay portability now so the notion of years counting towards points on a scale is redundant: you are paid whatever you negotiate with the school.

    In all honesty, your active experience was a long time ago in a galaxy far far away; effectively you will be starting from scratch in the state sector, so I would expect you to be offered something in what used to be the M1-3 range. Even if you went back to independent I don't think you'd achieve your old salary after a 7 year break.

    You don't know until you try though, the decision will come down to the needs, attitudes and budgets of the individual schools you apply to. Best of luck.

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