I completed my NQT year in the 2015/16 academic year in a fixed term contract position. It ended and I didn't gain direct employment at the end of it so for both the 2016/17 and 2017/18 academic years I did agency supply until I finally was successful in acquiring my first permanent teaching position. This commenced in September. I believed that as I have completed induction and now have full QTS that this would place me at M2. I discovered upon receiving my first pay last month that my employer is paying me at M1. I have queried this and the response from SLT was that as I haven't had performance management there I am not eligible for M2 so I will be at M1 this academic year. I have always been under the impression that the NQT induction process is the performance management at that stage so successful completion of that is classed as it, therefore I am entitled to M2. I understand that I have received no performance management in the 2 years that I did agency supply so I am not entitled to automatic rises beyond M2, but I was under the impression that completion of NQT makes the progression from M1 to M2 automatically transferable. My departmental colleagues have also told me they believe this too and my head of department has said he supports me and disagrees with the school on this. My employer also outsources its payroll so I happen to have not received any written documents stating my pay scale. I haven't received an offer letter and haven't seen and signed a contract yet so I have had nothing in writing that made me aware of this in advance. I wish to ask if you could possibly provide advice please on whether I am entitled to be at M2 and the school is underpaying me? The £2000 difference is essential to me as I am saving for a house. I have contacted my union and am awaiting a response. Any advice please? Am I right or is the school?