THIS IS TO ALL-OVERSEAS TEACHERS WHO, AS FAR AS THE BRITISH ARE NOT "QUALIFIED" to teach in this country. I cant believe this British system of non recognition of overseas teaching experience/qualifications-we have been here for 3 years from Australia and we are getting paid LESS now then we did when we first started-we are slowly starving to death here-the only way for us to gain better pay is do this ridiculous QTS-We have completed the tasks, got into a school, been observed-We were about to hand in the massive folder when we were informed that u have to complete x3 humiliating "skills" tests which are TOTALLY irrelevant as I am peripatetic music teacher! I haven't done stuff like this for over twenty years at school! Simply I refuse!!! I think ALL overseas teacher should NOT comply as NO OTHER COUNTRY does this except in England-even Wales doesn't- So what do other Aussies think of this cause if this were in australia there would be a national strike! Also other countries like the US appear not to have anything like this, as well-I want to form a petition and lobby Parliament as we will be forced to leave as we are not on any pay scale increment and there is NO recognition-I have just completed my Masters Degree and its not even acknowledged, why? Surely all u people are not happy with this stupid system-it HAS TO CHANGE!