Hi i started my first post in after summer half term 2010 (so june) as an NQT they only contracted me until august 2011 (some kind of policy they have for NQTs) but i do know they are keeping me on next year. I began on M1 in the june even though they wouldn't let me start my NQT year until september. I was wondering if i still fall under the 26 week pay rise to M2 as i was contacted throughout the summer as well?! and if so will i get back pay for the months i was still on M1 when i should have been on M2? any advice would be great. I don't know if i would pursue back payment but it would be nice to know where i stand. Thanks!