I would like to apply for a UPS-based salary at the next relevant time point (this October). My school's pay policy document says only qualified teachers on M6 for a minimum of a year can apply. I have QTS. I will not have been on M6 for one year at the next time point for application. The STPCD 2014 doesn't seem to make reference to the M6 for a year element. 15.1 of STPCD says "Qualified teachers may apply to be paid on the upper pay range..." It doesn't say all qualified teachers. The advice on an ATL document dated July 2014 says any teacher can apply. My school (academy) says otherwise. The headteacher also requires a portfolio of evidence. Is this a case of in/out of the STPCD? Is it possible for an academy to stipulate a sub-set of teachers? Does anyone have a definitive answer, as the outcome will determine whether I go elsewhere at Christmas? Thanks.