Dear Theo, First of all thanks for your excellent workshop in London last week. I'd throughly recommend it to anyone who hasn't attended, if there are future workshops coming up. Happily after your advice, I've been shortlisted for interview this week. My question's about salary - I do believe that due to my extensive industry experience I should be worth at least one pay scale increment, but in these times schools have no duty to award it to an NQT. Your advice is that money shouldn't be discussed in the interview - and further advice I've had suggests it isn't for discussion were I to get offered the post by phone call or face to face. Should I simply concentrate on getting my case over to them through the lesson and interview, not worry about money and hope they would award it? It's weighing on me when I should be preparing! Thanks.