Hello, first time poster here. My wife is currently on L8 as a director of learning at her current school. From September she will be a Head of Department on a top TLR2 due to staff restructuring on protected pay for 3 years. I have a couple of questions I'm hoping someone can answer. 1 - My wife moved through the promotion route fairly quickly and prior to attaining a leadership point was on M6. I read somewhere that when you leave the leadership scale and return to a mainscale post, you automatically go to UPS1 even if you never went through threshold before. Is this correct or not? 2 - Whilst my wife is on protected pay can she apply to go through UPS2 (or UPS1 if necessary)? And if so when can she apply for this? She has had successful performance management reviews every year she has been teaching (around 10 years). Many thanks.