Hi. I am an NQT. I started my induction year last year but was unable to complete it due to a serious illness. I was employed for the full year by the LEA and I ended up having about 6 weeks off in the last term when I had to go into hospital. Therefore I was only able to complete the first 2/3rds of my induction before my contract ran out. I have been supplying this year (I know this has no effect on pay scale) and have now found a job for september 2011. I'm pretty sure I should be going in on M2, but both my new head and LA say that I can't go onto M2 because I still have a term of my induction left and that NQTs can't go up the pay scale. I know this isn't correct as I've taught well over the 26 weeks and been employed to teach for the full 52 weeks of my induction year, even though I had 6 weeks off. And even taking those 6 weeks into account, I've still taught full time for well over 26 weeks. Can someone point me in the right direction of an official source which confirms this so that I can print it off and show them please? Thanks for the help.