I am on M3 at present. I started my post last Sept on this point, and was unfortunately off sick from December until 26th June (3 lots of abdominal surgery required and still on medication). I don't expect to move up to M4 as I haven't been working, but have been paid for most of the year, and went on to half pay in May. I am currently on a phased return until the end of the term and start the new term afresh. Just wondered if I was going to be lucky?