I was extremely pleased to have been offered a new position at a great school. However, I recieved my offer letter today and was shocked to find that they are not going to pay me at the level I was expecting. I am an experienced teacher; I crossed the threshold some years ago. I spent some years out of teaching then returned to the profession, first as a supply teacher and then as a teacher at an independent school. I then spent the last year working as a supply teacher again whilst looking for my perfect post. I have queried the pay and they have said that they came to a decision based on the rate I was paid on supply. They say that in order to be paid more I need to provide performance management evidence of satisfactory completion of each year of teaching experience in a state school. As it was so long ago that I reached my present level on the scale I don't think I will have any paperwork to prove my experience. Anyone else been in this position? What to do? I really want the job but feel that going down this far on the scale is unfair and detrimental to my future pay level.