Hi advice please. I’ve been offered a new contract to increase my current HLTA hours from 10 to 30hrs. However they have said that I’m going to be paid at different rates. 15hrs on upper pay band ( which is what I’ve been receiving for the 10hrs as I have sole responsibility for planning, resourcing and teaching 2 subject areas) and 15hrs on lower pay band? Can they / should they pay different rates for the same job description?? does this happen to anyone else? They are Justifying it by saying my 2 subject areas only cover 15hours of the week and the other 15 hrs are directed by the teacher. However the 2 other HLTAs we have cover/teach for 30% of their time and the rest of their hours are TA duties, yet they are paid HLTA rate (lower band) for the whole 30hrs. I really enjoy teaching the 2 subjects ( I have a level5 HND in Art&design and Forest School level2 qualifications) but feel they are taking advantage of my experience, expertise & subject knowledge.