I just have a quick question. I’ve heared teachers are able to negotiate their pay. Do a lot of teachers do this and can someone please tell me how this works
Any negotiation would therefore be about where you land on the pay scale. Most people start at M1, but I have heard of NQTs who have negotiated to start higher up - often people who are working in shortage subjects and / or have a lot of relevant experience that makes them more 'valuable' than a typical NQT.
When it comes to moving from the Main Pay Range to the Upper Pay Range, a teacher must typically apply to cross this threshold, so I suppose you could see that as a negotiation as well.