Hi all, having completed my PGCE year and secured a job I've been waiting patiently for my QTS certificate to arrive from the GTC. Getting a little anxious, I called my Uni today to see what was going on, only to be told that they hadn't sent any of my stuff to the GTC. I completed my last skills test in the first week of July, which I was told was fine, and called them up as soon as I passed and they said they would update it and pass it on. They haven't, the excuse given was staff cutbacks and it has been overlooked. I have been told that all my details will have to be seen by the board and external examiner but that will only be possible 5th September - the first day in my school. What happens now? Because someone can't do their job I can't get paid as a qualified teacher until at least the last week in September when all my stuff gets processed at the GTC - assuming the school will want to employ an 'unqualified' teacher.