and the reason they pay the natives more is not neccessarily because they are native but because if times are slow they give more lessons to the Polish English speakers and less to the English Natives because they are making more for every lesson.
Not true. The reason they pay more is because natives are three things -
1) They're scarce. Compared to thousands and thousands of English speaking graduates every year in Poland, there are very very few native English speakers in Poland.
2) Perceived worth. Many people will perceive a benefit from a native speaker - because of the language they use being 'real' and 'alive'. A native speaker can teach things that many Polish teachers just couldn't hope to know, even if they had the CPE in English.
3) Linking the two together - there's a low supply and high demand. This equals higher wages.
But when times are slow, a good school will retain their native speaker over a Pole. It's simple logic in this sense - a Polish teacher can be easily replaced, while a native teacher might be far more difficult to find. If you've got a contract with a business to provide a native speaker in every 3rd lesson (for instance) - the loss of the native speaker is going to be a tough blow for any business, whereas finding a Polish teacher is likely going to be easier.
It's not as simple as saying 'oh, the Polish teacher gets 25zl and the native gets 35zl, so let's sack the native'.
I plan to open a Callan school very soon, but I also plan to pay my Polish English Speakers and English Natives the same rate because unlike most of these schools I do
not believe in exploiting the Polish because to be fare so long as they are trained correctly in callan and pronouciation I honesestly believe a Polish person could be just as good if not better in the classroom especially when it comes to stage 1 and 2.
And you will struggle to recruit any native speakers with that attitude. Who would work for you for the same wage as a Polish teacher, when you can work elsewhere for more? You forget that for Polish teachers, they expect a lower standard of living than the native speaker will. It's quite normal for 20-something people here to share a room with their relative/friend. It's not normal for most native English speakers - so they will demand more.
If you teach nothing but 'pure' Callan, then you're right, there's no difference. But you won't attract quality Polish teachers, you won't attract natives worth anything and you'll lose a lot of clients because they'll be bored senseless with just Callan. So while you might be 'fair' in payment, you'll end up having to resort to terrible business practices simply to keep your head above water.
Even for Callan, there's a question about when someone last did something for you. How many Poles would know that it's quite common in the UK to say 'someone done something for me' instead of 'someone did something for me'? Hardly any, I would imagine. And this is where the value comes in - the native teachers can bring the language to life.
There is the point that you could recruit Poles that have lived in the UK/Ireland/wherever for a few years and so are speaking very naturally in English. That's fine - but you'll be forced to pay the going rate for them. They're not going to be cheap, again, because they can demand high salaries as a result of actually knowing and living in the language.
Running a language school is anything but black or white. Remeber one thing too - if you pay a native English speaker 25PLN an hour to teach pure Callan, they'll leave you as soon as they get the chance.
For instance, say everyone pays 15PLN an hour for a class. You might have 9 people in the group at the start of the year, but by the end of the year, it's quite possible that you will only have 4 left. 135PLN/hour is great in the beginning for the school, but when you're only getting 60PLN/hour and have to pay all the teachers 30PLN hour net - then there's barely anything left to actually run the school with. This is another reason why the Polish teachers are getting less - it's simply not financially possible to pay more.