Hello folks I took on a long term supply via an agency in Jan, teaching a shortage subject. I am being paid via weekly timesheets. Now 12 weeks are up, I have asked my agency to inquire about AWR, to see if I can get a rise, and sick pay etc. I am currently on the equivalent of M6. The School's own pay policy states they follow the STPC and Burgundy book, and states that they are also committed to the principle of portability for new employees. I attained UPS3 over 10 years ago, and left my last permanent post 5 years ago. The School is currently refusing to increase my pay to UPS3, and state that if I was a new employee without any responsibility, I would be on M6. I am currently seeking to challenge this through the agency. I have give written proof that I passed UPS3, but the School are requesting a certificate, which I have never heard of, or received. Should I be stubborn and keep pushing it? I realise M6 is pretty good for supply. Will I be risking cutting off my nose to spite my face? I'm now considering looking at opportunities closer to home to reduce the commute. Advice would be appreciated.