Hi all I'm in my NQT year at an academy. I teach English, specialism literature. I have BA MA (before everyone started doing them just because they could as the loans came in, hence devaluing education) from Russel group unis. In my pay review I would like to ask for an increase in pay. I shouldn't be on the same pay as someone who studied film studies from teeside uni (which is the current case atm). If this is the case, employers shouldn't have 'experience and qualifications in their spec' I am technically most qualified in the department. The students love my knowledge and how I transfer it to them. We champion education to students but we're not compensated appropriately.