I joined a new school in September, taking on class teacher / SENco role plus 'senior teacher' - the school has only 70 children so there's no deputy / assisstant head role, but I do lots of deputy type jobs - in charge when the head is out, supporting other teachers, providing INSET, input into SEF, running staff meetings, sharing ideas / resources etc. I am on UPS 1 and do not get a TLR or any other payment. When I started I knew that I was not going to get a TLR, but I was told I would be able to go onto UPS 2 this year. However what I didn't know was that... a) ...there would be a high expectation on me in the 'senior teacher' role - when I was asked to do it, it was in the form of 'oh we just need a named second in command in case the head is out' not 'oh you'll be doing everything expected of a deputy but with no pay / official job title' b) ...the school is scarily likely to go into a category at OFSTED - it is quite old fashioned and laid back - until this year no APP, no AfL, no guided reading, no targeted teaching, no interventions - so I have had to work VERY hard in my class teacher role as the majority of my class made no progress last year c) ...the head is new in role this year, and has leant on me quite a lot for my ideas / resources as I have had recent experience of working in a school that did do APP, book and planning scrutinies, interventions, targeted teaching etc etc and also had an OFSTED in July. d) ...the SENco role has expanded due to large numbers of children continuing to make little or no progress - the number of children on the register is double what it was in September The thing is, that I really like my job and relish new challenges - I'm NOT complaining about my workload - but I have now been told by my head that to get UPS 2 I need to supply a list of things I do this year over and above my class teacher role, as I am new to the school. When I checked on the NUT website, it said that I don't have to apply / provide evidence... and also he KNOWS what I do! He asks me to do it!! So, (finally getting to the point!) am I right to feel undervalued / underpaid / hard done by?