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Starting Salary For A Mature Student

Discussion in 'Pay and conditions' started by CarrieV, Sep 6, 2012.

  1. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Not unless you are exceptionally lucky, can teach a shortage subject in a difficult location at a school with severe behavioural problems and the Head fancies you!
    ( OK, maybe not the last one, but you get the drift!)
  2. nocturnal

    nocturnal New commenter

    I'm doing Maths

    And I hope he/she doesn't fancy me !!!!!!
  3. DaisysLot

    DaisysLot Senior commenter

    It's not very likely, but maybe worth raising with a school at interview if offered the job.
  4. CarrieV

    CarrieV Lead commenter

    Well, with maths you have a glimmer of a possibility!
    This is the sort of thing to ask at the interview, but each school will have its own idea of what it can afford or is willing to pay, you can but ask!
  5. jubilee

    jubilee Star commenter

    My sister started on M3 about 7 years ago when she secured a job as a Nursery teacher after having 10 years management experience in industry.
    These days, schools are unlikely to be offering more than the minimum, especially as they don't even pay teacher rates at all now for teachers who do occasional supply days. They pay Cover Supervisor rates which are between half and a third of teacher rates.
    You will have more of a chance of starting higher up the payscale with something like Maths, especially if you shine at interview and they have difficulty getting specialist candidates.
  6. Fizzbobble

    Fizzbobble Occasional commenter

    I am a NQT - teaching full time 1.5 weeks so far! I asked to start further up the pay scale. The school has discretion to do it, after consultation with the governers (normal school, not academies etc!). I got it too, since I put the case forward that I have a PhD and industry experience. I was informed that my county considers every 3 years of extra qualification/industry, up to a point. You aren't going to start on M6! I was prepared for a paycut, and have budgeted accordingly. I am under 30 though so it's not a massive shock to go from a very well established career to a different one!

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