You need to check with your local authority. The unions recommended a 2% payrise last year but not all LAs went for it - Notts applied 1% for M2-M6 for example and introduced M7 (I believe, don't think it was around before last year). I found it really hard to find information on payscales in different areas when I looked a few months ago and think it's appalling that there is so little transparency now. My union didn't have any helpful information. And of course academies can do as they please.