Help! After almost 4 years of teaching in the UK I am being asked about QTS status - any advice? I completed my teacher training and taught for 18 months in Sydney, Australia. When I moved to London I got my first job through an agency, which turned into a permanent job at an independent school. After 3 years I resigned and found a different role at a state school, again through an agency and had never needed QTS to be paid on the main pay scale. Now my current state school want to employ me directly (without the agency) but are saying I need QTS status. I have been teaching for 6 years. Any advice on the best way to go about this? Can my current or previous school sign off as they observed me many times through processes of professional development? Or do I need a letter from a particular body in Australia? I was registered when teaching there, but since it's 4 years since then I'm not sure how straight forward that would be. Many thanks!