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SEN Payments

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by kent teacher, Jun 19, 2011.

  1. Not posted on here for a long time but always get very helpful replies when I do so am hoping you can all help me now.
    I have an interview next week for a specialist support teacher coordinating and managing a team of home visitors supporting children with ASD and their families.
    I am trying to work out the pay and whether the change of job would be worthwhile, (is more responsibility than my current job). It stated that pay would be on teachers pay scale with SEN 2 paid. However after a bit of research it seems as though there now isnt two scales for SEN payments.
    I know I am jumping the gun here (havent had my interview yet) but want to be sure I understand before I get there. If they were willing to pay SEN2 would that be about half way through scale? Also I should be M5 but was hoping for M6. Always worth asking?!
    The post includes managing 6 home visitors and a county wide service so need the pay to reflect this!
    Thanks
     
  2. Not posted on here for a long time but always get very helpful replies when I do so am hoping you can all help me now.
    I have an interview next week for a specialist support teacher coordinating and managing a team of home visitors supporting children with ASD and their families.
    I am trying to work out the pay and whether the change of job would be worthwhile, (is more responsibility than my current job). It stated that pay would be on teachers pay scale with SEN 2 paid. However after a bit of research it seems as though there now isnt two scales for SEN payments.
    I know I am jumping the gun here (havent had my interview yet) but want to be sure I understand before I get there. If they were willing to pay SEN2 would that be about half way through scale? Also I should be M5 but was hoping for M6. Always worth asking?!
    The post includes managing 6 home visitors and a county wide service so need the pay to reflect this!
    Thanks
     
  3. 2 SEN allowance is about £4k.
    Why should you be able to move up to M6? The workload you envisage representing extra dosh, I think is probably well covered under the SEN allowance/equivalent tbh.
    In case you hadnn't realised, it is atm an employer's market....
     
  4. Thanks, thats what I thought. With it not being two seperate payment ranges they will have room to negotiate anywhere on the SEN scale but its good to know I was thinking within the right range.
    On a 0.5 contract and an m5 payment the salary is a lot lower than others doing a similar job. I think a TLR payment may have been relevant but they are looking at keeping the salary with an sen payment instead.
    As it is a county wide service and I dont think m6 is unreasonable, it never hurts to ask! Have negotiated successfully before
     
  5. But tbh ANY job will have a salary that is lower if you have the benefit of not working for half of the week! Given this I should ask for double money for working full time!!! lol
    Maybe, give it a go, but I can tell you that in the current climate there will be ten other candidates willing to work for less than this, so you may not have any real bargaining power, as it appears you are not suggesting you have any additonal skills/epxeirences to bring to the table to make you so good that they couldn't possibly employ you!
    ALso, if you happen to be in Kent (given your profile ID) , at a conference I was at couple of months ago I was talkign to some of the consultants still left in Kent Unitary authority (?) and Medway they mentioned - repeatedly - how dire the teaching situation is in Kent!
     
  6. lol no not in Kent anymore.
    Thanks for the information ,am the only interviewee and making a sideways move from another authority
     

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