Hi everyone, hope someone can help with my query. I gained QTS last August and did some supply teaching for a month in September last year. I then took a civil service job on a fixed term appointment for a year as it was guaranteed work and paid more than supply work. I have been applying for full time teaching jobs during this time. I am now considering going back to supply teaching this September as I want to get back in the classroom, but I'm not sure whether I'll be affected by the 16 month time limit on NQT supply work. I realise that the timer starts from the first short-term supply placement, so I guess that I will be restricted by this, but it seems awfully unfair as I only worked for less than a month. Any help with this will be greatly appreciated.