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That is totally unacceptable - they are playing you. If you are an experienced, qualified UK teacher even moreso. I can understand if as a local hire that does not require sponsorship they might not provide some of the benefits (housing, flights, etc) but the actual salary should be the same as those teachers they recruit from their home countries. I once knew a teacher in Egypt who had a similar experience, and she then flew to one of the job fairs in London and was essentially offered the same job on a full expat package with a much higher salary. Infuriating but true!