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Change to QTS-Government white paper

Discussion in 'Trainee and student teachers' started by theluckycat, Mar 19, 2016.

  1. theluckycat

    theluckycat Occasional commenter

    Evening all,

    I am interested in some clarification on how the changes to QTS affect those in the middle of teacher training on a PGCE at the moment. Does it make gaining QTS a worthless qualification, or will recruiters still look on the training as valuable? Where does it leave student teachers?

    Thanks.
     
  2. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    At the moment I don't think that this can be answered. However, i do seriously suggest that you consider if being a teacher will be a good thing in the future based upon all of these changes.
     
  3. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter

    If it takes two years to do the new scheme and assuming it takes them a year to put it into operation. Then anyone with doing a PGCE now will be able to go for their first job, in the knowledge that they will not be in competition, with the new schemes guinea pigs. If they rush it in this September, no one can say.

    QTS would not become worthless overnight. Its standing will depend on the perception of the new course. What that will be nobody knows. If it's rushed in for September expect a pigs ear of a scheme. I wish I could say they would not do this, but as they expect us to teach new GCSE courses without agreed and accredited specifications, who knows?

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