Quick background summary - I've been qualified for four and a half years. Taught in the UK for one year. Overseas for two years. Back in the UK for one and a half years. I've completed two terms of my NQT year. The rest has been supply. I haven't had any breaks. My question is, I've got a job starting in Easter and I know I'll automatically be placed on M1 because I'm an NQT. However some teacher friends are saying I should ask for a bit more because of my experience. It had never crossed my mind before but friends very insistent that I should be paid more. Can I ask? And if yes who do I ask? Thanks.