I am a recently qualified Primary Teacher and Drama Specialist (July 10) and i decided to go about my 'probationary period' (as NQT position is called in Scotland) via the flexible route - this means that in Scotland i could work day to day supply and mark off 275 days as a probationer before full registration with the GTC in Scotland was possible. However, work for supply teachers especially probationers is so thin in the ground that i have moved back to my favourite place, London. What i really have tried to find out from the GTC and The GTCS is if the same sort of thing is possible here (i.e can i work day to day supply and still work out my Probationary period) or if i have to get a more permanent NQT position. Also, in scotland we have 5 years to make up the time, where as in England i understand you only get 16 months? If anyone can shed any light on a very confusing system ( that neither the GTC nor the GTCS have been able to shed any light on!) i would be very grateful indeed.