I am under the impression from the dept of Education Internet site that the 2nd reading of the new education Bill is to take place next tuesday the 8th Feb 2011. So it is important that teachers email and pester their MP's to ask questions and make speeches in the debate on; 1. Why are instructors, cover supervisors, HLTA's and TA's being allowed to teach lessons on a temporary and permanent basis in our schools, when they have no form of teacher training. Is it acceptable for these people to be used at the expence of our students education and the thousands of teachers without a permanent post. The Bill talks about improving teaching standards and also education standards, so contact your MP and ask, is using people without the teacher training or academic background going to improve teaching and education standards? Ask should we adopt the Scottish system and make it illegal for anyone is not a teacher from supervising, covering and teaching lessons. 2. Ask them to find out what the government is going to do appoint the thousands of unemployed experienced and NQT's, is the government going to develop a policy to get them into a post. Point out the the TDA is rumoured to have cut the training places for teachers and the ONS states that there are 49,000 unemployed teachers and that is besides the 51,000 supply teachers. Despite this the dept of education insist that there is a shortage of teachers. Also raise the issue of the induction period for English NQT's is out of date due to the lack of jobs and that also point out that Scotland and Wales recognised this problem and introduced a 5 year period for NQT's to do an induction in 2005. This induction issue is forcing many of our teaching colleagues out of the profession, while untrained people continue to teach without any form of restrictions. But please do act and you can find you MP on the UK parliament site, look at the icon MPs and Lords and this will allow you to access their email for the office at Westminster.