I started a new job at a school in Birmingham in September. They decided I would be paid on M4, they put it through the governors, through the Catholic partnership and sent me a letter stating my pay. I have worked two years as a full-time teacher and one as a supply teacher (doing around two and a half terms ish of about four days a week). However I noticed that my pay was short and I was actually being paid M3. My school got very annoyed at this and phoned up the council as they'd taken it from their budget but not paid me it. They are refusing to pay me as they want proof I'm deserving of M4 and they're refusing to reimburse the school (who said they'd just pay me directly)! They want proof of the amount of time I have worked but I know that I wouldn't qualify under that for the extra point as my partner had a similar issue and the requirement is unrealistic for a supply teacher (they want 195 days in a year for a supply teacher!). Where do I stand?! I'm annoyed as I've been told I'm getting paid M4, got rented accommodation based on this amount and everyone has had accurate data - the school were the ones I was doing supply for. They are backing me up but getting nowhere and have relunctantly said to just supply them with the data and go from there. Aren't they basically withholding wages illegally? The school are allowed to award an additional point on a discretionary basis anyway I thought? Can't I just phone up and say it is illegal and I shouldn't need to prove anything seeing as I have it in writing and it's not wildly out. Any help would be appreciated. I also get paid a TLR and the schoolhave toyed with the idea of just increasing that to make up the shortfall to get round the stupid council!!