Hi all, I am about to book in my observation day to qualify as an AST and of course that means the dreaded pay discussion with my Head has to happen. I know ASTs are paid on the leadership pay scale, but the Head/Governors choose a 5 point range on that scale. Problem is, I don't know what's reasonable to ask for! To put this into context, I am currently on M6 and have a TLR of just under £3k/year, thus earning approx. £34k. I am assuming that I will lose my TLR when I become an AST. Given that, going onto point 1 of the leadership scale (and no TLR) would mean about the same pay as NOT being an AST, and going through threshold. That doesn't sound right, does it?! What did other ASTs start out on, and how does this relate to their responsibilities?