Hello everyone! I am hoping someone might be able to help me with a few questions that I have about pay at my new school. I have had a tough year! I moved to a new school last September in SLT but quickly realised that the school was not for me. It made me quite down and depressed at the time. My husband and I wanted to start a family but decided that I needed to move jobs before we even considered it. There weren’t any SLT jobs going mid-year so I happily moved back into the classroom at Easter. I have taken quite a pay drop at this new school however I felt it was worth it for my sanity! Then (as these things seem to happen!) I found out that I was pregnant! We are both very happy about this and I am due in December. My school have been understanding about this so far. My questions are… <ol> [*]Is it reasonable to expect to go up the pay scale in September? I have met all of my appraisal targets at my last school but don’t have any at my new school yet. I have said quite a few times that I am happy to take on extra responsibilities and have experience as key stage co-ordinator, SENCO, NQT mentor etc etc [*]Is it expected that because I am pregnant that I won’t be given additional responsibilities because I will be going on maternity? I understand that they want to give roles to people that will be there but at the same time it feels a little unfair that I am being passed up just because I am pregnant! [*]Lastly, when I return from maternity do I need to work the 13 weeks notice at the same school or can I move to another school straight away within the same LEA? I am not planning on doing this but I might need to consider it if it is better financially. </ol> Thank you in advance for any info/advice you can give me!