Have just returned to teaching in UK following a number of years teaching overseas in international schools. At my last UK school, I managed to jump through all the hoops and get to UPS3. I also had a TLR post. I'm Head of Faculty at my new, independent school, but although they told me in the interview that they follow the standard (state) teachers' pay scales, they don't have TLRs, just a fixed rate for each position of responsibility. I was therefore, more than a little disappointed to discover that I've been paid at the M6 rate, not UPS, as I was led to believe that I'd get the same rate as I was on at my previous UK school, but not the TLR bit. I know pay is no longer portable, but at interview they gave me the impression I'd be getting my previous salary. The school's response is that they've never paid UPS as they can't afford to. Have also discovered that the school is becoming a "free" school next year and I don't fancy that at all. I feel very let down by all of this, but surely I can't tell them I want to resign just 4 weeks into the job - or should I? This has been bugging me ever since I found out these details and I'm actually rather cross about it all.