Hi all, I'm currently teaching in an American University,but will be back in England in June 2016, and am currently applying for teaching jobs in independent schools in London/Surrey. However, due to my current location, I will need to be interviewed over Skype or phone, which apparently some independent schools are willing to do. I have two Masters degrees and a decent Bacholers degree. Before leaving for America (which was because of my partner's job, just for one year) I taught in a good independent school in Surrey for 5 years (starting there as an NQT). I held a HoD position for one year and also Director of Pupil Learning for a further year. My final salary was £47,000 (although this includes approx £6000 responsibility payment, and around £2500 extra-curricular payment, so my base salary was much less than that). With this in mind, can anyone help me to decide on the minimum salary I should try and negotiate when being interviewed for jobs? I'll be applying for just a regular classroom teacher position and as it will have to be a Skype or telephone interview, I'm worried that will reduce the extent to which I am able to negotiate. Is anyone able to give me any advice on what I should aim for as a salary? What sort of salary do most independent schools in Surrey and London offer; I'm not sure if my old school was typical! Do I need to be really concerned about requesting a Skype interview, or are schools generally open to that? I'm not sure whether to be pushy over salary, or just be relieved when/if I get offered a job from abroad Thanks in advance for any advice!