Just out of interest, has anyone here been moved up 2 points on the pay scale (eg from m2 to m4) since performance related pay came in? My understanding was it was 'sold' as good young teachers could be moved up quicker, and also obviously anyone not pulling their weight would not automatically move up. Obviously, it was really about saving money by denying people more money. I just wondered if any of these good hung teachers further down the scale had benefitted? I have heard occasional stories of people NOT Moving up (rightly or wrongly) but not one about anyone moving up 2 or more points. My school's pay policy allows for it, and I believe I have met the criteria for 2 points, but an informal conversation with the head has suggested to me it basically never happens. Also, would the award of a TLR payment give the school a reason to deny the second point, and only move me up 1 point, when I've met the criteria for 2? Very annoying if so, as the TLR is a) temporary and b) giving me extra work, which simply getting 2 points on the scale wouldn't have!!