Hi all, I have done my PGCE this year and gained QTS. I am starting as an NQT full time in a great school with a permanent contract. At interview I was told that as I was an NQT I would be starting on M1 (£22,093). Fair enough. I teach a subject (Music) where I am the only person in the department. However, I have been sent a budget to complete. On the budget template, it stipulated Head of Department budget for Music. I sent a (rather long) email to the Head with questions about my post and what responsibilities I would be expected to do, however two weeks on I have not had a reply - I have however been called to a meeting next week with the Head and Vice Principal to 'discuss Sep 2015'. I have not yet signed any contract - my question is should I be negotiating for more money for the extra responsibilities? I assume I will also be leading the Instrumental programme (with direct line responsibility for a number of staff). In lieu of a TLR would it be wise to ask to start on M2 instead? It may be worth noting I have accepted the job over the phone (2 months ago) and have gone into the school for New Pupil Day. Anyone in a similar situation? Thanks!