Hi all, First time posting as I need advice with an unusual situation. I have recently been applied for, been interviewed and offered a job at a good school. When they sent across the offer letter, I said I would be delighted to accept but I noticed there was no salary information attached. For context, I taught in schools for three years, then left teaching to work in a Higher Education Institute, then have returned to teaching for various reasons. My university pays 30K but subsidises my doctorate - which is 2K. I have expressed to the school that I would like M6 (36K) but would accept M5 (33K). They have come back and asked me for proof from my last school (nearly 3 years ago) that I hit the performance management target, and if I can prove this, they would give M4 (30.5K). If not, they'll give me M3 (27K). I was disappointed to hear this as that is nearly a 5K drop from my current situation! I am waiting to hear back from my old school, but this closed down and was reorganised into a new school body. I'm a bit shocked that a school would ignore three years of salary development, and I think that I might have to reject the job offer! Has anyone else ever came across this? The Head told me it's out of his hands and it has to go through HR processes, but I can see on the school website that the board of trustees determines pay. What would you do if you were in my position? Many thanks all!