OK, I will try & keep this straightforward even though I find it very confusing!! I moved to UPS1 in September 2008 after completing the application - progressed fine with no problems. I have (after a few months battle) been progressed to UPS2 and am having it back dated to Sept 2010. My query is, as I was eligible to progress to UPS2 in Sept 2010, who's responsiblity was it to address this? Should I as the teacher have applied? Or is the onus on the Headteacher once the teacher is already on the upper pay scale (I was already on UPS1) to assess autonatically without teacher having to apply? It doesnt matter in all honesty now that I have been told they will progress me to UPS2 and that it will be back dated, but I would be interested to know what correct procedure is. I have heard some say onus is on teacher to request to be assessed, but others say if already on UPS that Headteacher should assess automatically. My NUT rep is about as much help as a chocolate teapot. Thanks in advance and I hope this makes sense!