I'm considering starting a PGCE Secondary Computer Science in September having just lost my job in IT, i have worked in the industry over 20 years. A long time ago i was told that work place experience would accelerate the level you start on the payscale but i get the impression this might not be the case now.
Quite simply, if i was to qualify as an NQT, I couldn't afford to start on an M1 salary, it would really have to be starting at M3. I dont think i could afford to take 6 years to get to an M6 scale.
Any views on this please?