I need advise. As of Sept., I am going up to UPS1 plus getting a TR for promotion to Head of KS2. This latter role I applied for in the midst of writing moderation in May. The advert was up on the staff room wall for two days but, as I was utterly swamped with work due to the moderation, I didn't actually ever see it. The Head then reminded me, by email that Friday, to send an electronic application in, which I did, and i was told the position was mine (it was a bit of a foregone conclusion as a result of a colleague leaving and of no surprise to anyone,so was more a case of ticking the admin boxes). At the very start of the summer holidays, I emailed the Head and the School Business manager (SBM) to ask what my salary would be as of 1 Sept - I explained that I needed to know asap as we have put our house on the market with a view to moving and I needed to confirm details with our mortgage provider. That was 4 weeks ago. Since then, despite other emails from the Head, I have had no reply. The SBM has replied saying it is absolutely nothing to do with her. I rang County who have said they must have details by 3 September in order to ensure salaries are correctly paid in the Sept pay run. I am irritated on two counts. Firstly, not knowing what i should be receiving as of 1 Sept which means I can't let our mortgage co know and can't necessarily maximise our borrowings (which is what we wanted to do). Secondly, being expected to wait probably several months whilst the Head and the SBM sort out paper work - last year, the same thing happened and they did not submit the required spreadsheet to County on time - we all had to wait until November and December to get back dated pay! I have told them that, this year, I do expect to receive the salary I am earning (and, like so many of us, I feel I give absolutely everything to this job adn deserve every single penny) from September - County have advised me that they 'could' make an adjustment in Sept which would result in a £50 charge to the school - I would pursue this if necessary. I just find it so incredibly frustrating that, despite doing everything I can for the school , I they don't seem to value me (or my colleagues) enough to tell us what our salary will be nor to ensure that it is paid on time. Should I write a more annoyed-sounding email to them both? Should I try to involve the governors (and, funny this, I am expected to become a governor as of ! Sept too)? Should I effectively work to rule and only do the basics of my job and none of the 'free' add-ons until things are resolved? (Not sure I could cope with the stress of that though!). Should I apply for an Assistant Headship role going in another school in our locality Should I respond to the approaches from a Secondary Head who wants to set up a Secondary/Primary transition team? I don't want to respond emotionally and maybe regret things down the line but I feel so irritated and cross by what i view as very shoddy treatment. What drives me mad is that it has been a tough year at school, with Ofsted, new SATS (I am the year 6 teacher), writing moderation for Year 6 and yet, despite all that, we got, BY FAR, the highest results in our locality so it wouldn't be ideal for the school if I left right now, I just find it hard to sense any sort of appreciation, however, if they can't even tell me what my salary will be, let alone ensure it actually gets paid. I know of no other professions where the payment of staff salaries is viewed as so low down the list. Years ago, I used to work in a completely different industry. There, if the engineers didn't get paid correctly or on time, they would simply have walked out resulting in total loss of revenue for the company. It just would never have happened. Please - let me know what you would do. I would really appreciate advise.