I did my pgce in business studies but have taught efl for many years and have an MA in EAL. I recently successfully applied to an independent boarding school eal job and accepted it. However they are saying I wouldn't be treated as an nqt because you can't do nqt year in eal!!!! Is this true ?? It's an amazing school so am really confused what to do!! I obviously want qts status in case I go back to the state sector!! Please help!!