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Starting salary for experienced foreign teacher

Discussion in 'Overseas trained teachers' started by mlovecap, Jun 28, 2017.

  1. mlovecap

    mlovecap New commenter

    I moved to the UK from the US with 5 years of teaching experience as well as leadership experience as a department head. Since moving the the UK last year, I have worked as a part-time cover teacher and TA. Ihave been offered a full-time position at a school for September start with an M2 salary scale. I want to ask for more credit for my experience (truly I think I deserve to be started at least an M5), but I would like to know what is typical for someone in my situation?
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  2. sabrinakat

    sabrinakat Star commenter

    The US experience doesn't really count, to be honest. You have a year's UK experience, so M2 is 'appropriate'. You could argue for more but I think it very unlikely as you have few tangible UK results, eg.exam results at secondary or KS1 or KS2 sats.

    [Am American myself on a higher salary after 3 years here but I have a PhD, good exam results and am in a niche subject]
  3. divushibs

    divushibs New commenter

    I moved to UK three weeks back . I was working as IB Mathematics teacher in Dubai and I have master degree in Mathematics . I did my schooling and university in India. Please advice me how and what I should do to get teaching job in UK
  4. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    It is up to you and to them. You need to negotiate, there is not such a thing as a "typical" any more.
    I thought I was fortunate with what I was offered at the beginning. I sadly found out later that I should had been paid more for my previous experience abroad.
    The removal of pay portability by the tories meant that we, teachers, are no longer entitled to keep the progression we have earned through experience. When we move schools we now have to renegotiate our pay.
  5. bdns

    bdns New commenter

    Hi mlovecap,
    I'm in the same situation now (except that I'm from the EU): after having 9 years experience in my home country, I have been offered with M2. Couldn't find any usable legislation apart from the fact that the pay scale is based on performance rather than time. So, what happened after all, if I may ask? Have you managed to negotiate with them and press it higher?
  6. jomaimai

    jomaimai Established commenter

    Around 20 years experience in the USA and the EU. I negotiated and was "awarded" M4.

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