My apologies if this request has been done to death - I would really appreciate someone who has gone through the experience I am about to describe. One of the colleagues (for whom I am doing her performance management) wishes to rise up the payscale to recognise her previous teaching experience. She is two years in, and will be moving into her third year. She teaches art in a secondary school. Previous to this she worked for four years teaching EFL in Japan, and some 17 years in various other capacities. My impression is that there isn't a culture of teachers rising up the payscale. Is it possible? Any PMs from people who have experience or precedent of this would be much appreciated. Thanks for reading this request.