QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS-ARE HUNTS ATTACKS MAKING A MOUNTAIN OUT OF A MOLEHILL?

QUALIFIED TEACHER STATUS

Mountains and molehills spring to mind

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The Shadow Education Secretary,Tristram Hunt,  has made much of claims  that too many schools in the maintained sector allow unqualified, or under-qualified, teachers to teach children. The Government says that it is up to heads and teachers to decide who is best qualified to teach in their schools. The Education Secretary, Nicky Morgan, revealed in the Commons, in response to an Oral PQ, on 27 October, that  “ In state funded schools, 96% of teachers hold qualified teacher status. The figure is 97% in maintained schools and 95% in academies.” So one has grounds for wondering why  Hunt  is trying to use this issue as a stick with which to beat the government. These  percentages surely  suggest that he needs to shift his line of attack.

 

 

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