I have just started a new part time job and was excited about this propspect. As I had been offerred the job by the new head teacher, who had interviewed me I was looking forward to spending some time chatting one to one with them today. However during the meeting the issue of my pay was raised, as there had been some confusion over my current pay level. i was then informed by the head that she had been unaware of my UPS3 status at interview, and said that as the post was advertised as main pay scale this was what she felt I should be willing to accept. I had however recieved no paperwork regarding the details of the post, as I had applied last minute. I had though had a very detailed conversation with the outgoing head about whether or not I should apply for the job as I had been through many lenghty interview processes before only to be told after several interviews that many heads felt I was over qualified for the posts and should be applying for deputy headships with my experience etc.. Therfore I made it clear when applying for this job that I wasn't cheap, but experienced and this was what they assurred me they were looking for... untill today. Should I be obliged to take such a considerable pay cut down to M6 ? And if I do, does that mean I will have to re-apply for UPS status in my performance management interview...here at my new school or at other school in the future. Please help advise.....I'm a bit confused, angry and upset this has all occurred today, well after my interview and acceptance of the job took place in June!