Shut out

20th July 2001 at 01:00
(Photograph) - Mel Roberts of Holly Lodge high school in Smethwick, who says that missing out on a pay rise despite meeting the threshold standards felt like a 'kick in the teeth'. He and seven colleagues did not get an extra pound;2,000 because they are on protected, higher salaries after being moved from more senior posts. Photograph by GAVIN FOGG

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