Well my career progression is a different story:- QTS 1989 Probationary Year 1990 A Allowance 1993 B Allowance 1993 (secondment) D Allowance 1994 (secondment - regraded!) A allowance 1995 (back in school) Temp B allowance 2003 Lost B allowance in TLR restructuring Dec 2006 Lose A alllowance December 2008! Think I peaked too soon! NPQH awarded 2006 Meanwhile, many very inexperienced teachers rise steadily through the ranks!! Bitter and twisted - no! All our TLR posts earn less than me (UPS3) most of them not even through threshold!! They have to attend endless meetings and jump through hoops. Am I bovvered?