No ellie22, I'm merely obeying the law which states that as I do not have QTS, I can only teach in a school as an unqualified instructor for a short-period of time. Moreover, you'll see if you reread my posts that I already have a teaching qualififcation, so that I can stay in my new school on a permanent basis. However, my qualification isn't recognised in schools which is why I'm paid as an unqualified instructor! This is why I've applied for a course that will lead to QTS. By the way, far from being mad, I'm being sensible because my new school has told me that when I gain QTS (probably in 2 years time), I will be paid as a secondary school teacher who has been teaching for 5 years which will probably be more than I would have been paid as an FE teacher for that period of time. I.e. My FE experience will rightly count as well.