I work at an independent school and we work on our own pay scale. I am in my third year of employment here. We are able to apply to move up the pay scale only every 2 years. Last year I made an application to move up and this was rejected. I was told this was largely due to the departments 'disappointing results'. No one in our department was given an increase. Is it right that I should now have to wait another 2 years to apply again and that my award will largely be dictated to by matters that are not completely within my control?? I asked if I could apply again this year and was told the review is based on performance over a two year period, so no. Surely, two years could be rolling?? If I have one weak cohort with lower than average results (for our school) should I then be penalised for two years (if at all)? I love my job, but this kind of nonsense makes me want to leave. Advice please.