Hello All, My first post, so please be gentle I have had quite an extensive look through this website on my phone but cannot find the information i want. There is related information within the community but i do not want to be making assumptions in something so important. I have recently acquired my NQT year at a local academy but the Pay and Conditions of a teacher are completely alien to me. If anyone could answer the following questions i would be forever grateful: 1. When does the pay freeze start and finish for teachers? 2. Will a new pay scale be released this September? 3. Am i entitled to a golden hello even if i work in an academy? 4. How do i request to start on MPS 2 and not MPS 1 due to industry experience? 5. Does the pay freeze STOP all teacher moving up the spine points for 2 years? Any help will be much appreciated. I also believe many teachers will be after the same information. Sent from my iphone.