Hi all, I am after advice regarding my starting pay and subsequent pay increments. I am an NQT who has been working in a primary school since January this year. By the end of this school year I will have completed 2 full terms of my NQT Induction. I have recently been advised (staff room gossip!) that I should have started on a higher pay point. I am currently on M1 (£21,588). I was advised this because I have several years experience as a TA and also am over the age of 30 (I have no idea where the age comes into this - only what I was told!). So to my questions... 1) Is the fact that I have several years experience as a TA (4 years) a factor that should be taken into consideration? 2) Does the age of a person affect the starting salary? 3) When I start at a new school in September (Maternity Cover) will I still be on M1 or will I move up the pay scale? Many thanks in advance.