I spoke to the GTCW this morning. For individual teachers there’s no fear of legal action being taken against them if they aren’t registered. Which is good but strange given that they are the ones supposedly paying. It sounds like if someone wasn’t registered then the GTCW contacts the LEA or school etc and then they can be directed by WG as a last resort. But I was told that hadn’t happened in 12 years.
Also I was told that there are sort of three positions: 1] Regsitered with the GTCW 2] Not registered with the GTCW and 3] Unqualified/unregistered/shortage subject etc. in special circumstance (so not being able to recruit people) someone could be appointed in a supposedly temporary arrangement who wasn’t registered.
So the survey needs to reflect this.