Another point

9th July 2004 at 01:00
Your job and career questions answered

I am on one management point. When I applied for my job last year, it had two points attached, but because I was new they offered me one point and less work. The head wants to increase my pay next year, along with my workload. She is reluctant to give me the second point as she thinks the system is about to change. She is either going to pay me in recruitment and retention points or put me up the pay scale a year early. If she puts me up the main scale (from point 4 to 5), can I apply for threshold a year earlier too?

The future of the management point system is under discussion and all such points are temporary. The advantage of the additional point on the main scale is that it is not temporary. In this uncertain climate, I would go for that option. Retention points are temporary and not applicable. Going up the main scale faster will help you apply sooner for threshold, assuming those regulations don't change before you can apply.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now