Hello there: I've just gone through all the forums regarding overseas trained teachers and how horribly the QTS rule has impacted them. I'm a fully qualified Canadian teacher here in the UK on a spousal visa and have gone through similar anguish while navigating the system for 2 years. I haven't worked here yet as a teacher and was wondering how best to approach the QTS rule. One agency said that I am not considered a qualified teacher and would only be able to work as a teachers' assistant. Another agency said that I was OK to teach and would be able to do so for 5 years without having the QTS come into effect. Another said that with my years of teaching in Canada, I probably could pass the induction phase and get my QTS right away. Please help as all this conflicting information is quite mind boggling! Help please... Thank you!