I need some advice on my pay. I recently requested from my headteacher the information on applying for the Upper Pay Scale. To give you some background; I am currently M6 (as of September 2017), I am the Maths co-ordinator at an Infant and Nursery School and have been in this role for three years. My 'co-ordinator' role requires me to carry out termly data analysis across KS1 and in-depth monitoring (e.g. book scrutiny, planning scrutiny), which I then feedback to teachers and governors. I am responsible for policies, information evenings, collaboration with family schools, networking, staff meetings etc. I am aware that I may be required to discuss my subject and the progress of the children across the school with an inspector should Ofsted visit. My general teaching has been judged as good with outstanding elements or outstanding in the past two years of observations, learning walks and lesson studies. I have never been paid a TLR for this role and due to my headteachers recent reaction to my request to apply for UPS, I am beginning to feel taken for granted! I have been asked to highlight and evidence the Professional Attributes for UPS 1 and to provide a two sided letter explaining why I am eligible for the post. Is this the normal procedure? I believe I cannot apply for UPS until I have reached the end of the Main Pay Scale. The term my headteacher used was 'next academic year'. Is this correct? I am aware that there are members of staff at my school on the UPS and above who do considerably less than me e.g. they co-ordinate History/Art and are not held responsible for their subject to the extent I am. It is the unfairness and lack of appreciation that I am most upset about. To clarify, my main queries are: Do you think I am eligible for UPS without taking on further workload? Is the application I have been asked to complete for UPS in line with other schools? Is it correct I cannot apply for UPS until next year? What can I do about the inequality in pay and workload at my school?