I received the letter yesterday telling me I have passed the QTS assessment and also the Induction standards. Yay!
Benefits to me:
I learned a lot from all that reading! I spent so much time lately thinking about meeting the needs of SEN (special educational needs) pupils, EAL (English as an additional language) pupils and G&T (gifted and talented) pupils. I enjoyed a few of the maths assessment papers as well.
My job will be renewed since the contract stated that I had to gain QTS this year for me to remain in my post.
My pay will go up in September! I have been on the unqualified teacher pay scale this year and I am looking forward to getting onto the main scale now.
I have a lot more time now (theoretically) since that portfolio is out of the way.