My head has refused to put me through to UP3. She hasn't carried out PM properly, for example she presented me with the targets half way through the PM round (ie after the first year of the two year cycle) and asked me to provide evidence retrospectively. The same thing happened after the end of the second year of PM cycle when in the November 2011 she asked me to comment on how I'd achieved the targets for the previous year. Performance management hadn't been dome properly. At the same meeting I was told that she wasn't convinced that I'd achieved all of the targets. I asked her to put her reasons in writing. The reasons in writing were completely different from the reasons I was given at the meeting. It was as though she tried to think of all manner of things not to put me through. I lodged a request for a formal appeal and obviously involved my union. I'm waiting for a date. I will need to tell the governing body how she hasn't been fulfilling her statutory duty and has been unsupportive. My only problem is anxiety about it all because the money isn't a great difference and she has undermined my professionalism. Has anyone appealed and been successful? Am I wasting my time? Thank you in advance for any replies.