Hi, I hope somebody can clarify this for me. I've just qualified with a PGCE in Science and after looking through these forums and on the internet I have discovered the 16 month rule which I fully understand. Am I correct in thinking that this applies to all NQTs no matter what training pathway was followed for example PGCE, GTP, and the 3 or 4 year degree courses. Also the age range doesnt matter either does it eg primary vs secondary ??? The reason I ask is because I informed my friend about this who has just qualified in primary after doing the full length undergraduate degree and has been doing supply work since April. She has never heard about this rule and when she asked the supply agency they also said they have never heard about such a thing so she doesnt really believe me. I informed her about this because it will impact upon her more as she is going travelling for 6 months from january which is drastically going to cut into her 16 month allowance. Can anybody confirm if I am correct and the 16 month rule does apply to her? To make matters worse she knows someone who has been on supply for 4 years and has never undertaken ANY period of induction and also is not aware of this rule so has not applied for an extension. I cannot believe that a supply agency can be so ignorant and not be aware of such an important rule! Thanks in advance.