Hello, I am currently a Learning Support Assistant at a secondary school and they have offered me the chance to start as an unqualified English teacher this coming September. I am educated to postgraduate level and the plan is for me to build a portfolio and achieve QTS via the Assessment Only route. They have done this a number of times with UQ teachers and it seems as though it has been successful. However there is one issue that is nagging at me and it's making me really very nervous for my future career: both my Bachelor's and Master's degrees are in Music. I have very good A levels in English and have no doubts in my ability to teach it; the scheme of work is written and has very good resources to go with it. The school evidently doesn't want to train music teachers because they (or the government) don't see them as valuable. My concern is what happens when the time comes for me to leave this school and all I have is QTS and no formal English qualifications beyond A level. Are there any qualifications I could study whilst teaching or upon receipt of QTS that would help my case? As far as I understand, QTS is not subject specific, is it? What worries me is that I might want to leave in 10 years time, and when I go for interviews to teach English against candidates that have a degree/PGCE in English, I could be overlooked simply because my qualifications aren't English-specific.