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Appointing a teacher without QTS

Discussion in 'Headteachers' started by avenka, May 9, 2019.

  1. avenka

    avenka New commenter

    Can I appoint (onto Main Scale) a teacher currently in FE who does not have QTS? Would they then have to gain QTS (assessment only route?) within a specified time?
  2. Northhead

    Northhead Occasional commenter

    If you're an academy you can do what you like! If you're maintained then, no.
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  3. phatsals

    phatsals Established commenter

    Wouldn't they be on the Unqualified scale? They can either go for QTLS or QTS, both have to be paid for, QTS once only, QTLS has to be maintained.
  4. Pomza

    Pomza Star commenter

    Not necessarily, it depends on what is stipulated in the relevant policies of the academy or trust.

    Most would pay someone without QTS on the UQT scale.

    If they’re really good you could agree a fixed term recruitment allowance until they attain QTS...

    No, there would be no fixed period of time within which they would need to get QTS. It would be up to whatever they and you agree.
  5. Flanks

    Flanks Senior commenter

    I think that if they have been teaching in FE and have good references, you observe good practices in interview, you might want to put them on Main Scale, otherwise they have little incentive to stay within the school system? FE Colleges pay quite poorly, but if they are put on UQT in schools it will be the same.

    College teachers are not quite the same issue as academies taking on staff with no teaching experience, might be unfair to put them in that category for UQT.

    I would argue to put them on main scale, and use judgement about whether or not to ask them to gain QTS as part of performance management for moving up the scale.

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