Qualified Teacher Status The professional status you need to obtain to teach in state maintained schools in England and Wales. QTS is normally awarded after successful completion of an Initial Teacher Training course.
Found on http://www.encyclo.co.uk/local/20791
Qualified teacher statusThe status trainee teachers achieve by meeting all of the required Standards. You must have this qualification to teach in a state-maintained school. Find out more about achieving QTS
Found on http://www.tda.gov.uk/Recruit/Global/glossary.xhtml