http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/education-34797412 One part of this report I found interesting: 'In particular, all trainee teachers who will teach maths should have higher qualifications than at present, both at primary and secondary level, they argue. All primary teachers teach maths, argues the report, but most have not studied the subject since they were 16. Currently trainee primary teachers must have at least C at GCSE maths but, in the long-term, the authors want all trainee primary teachers to have studied maths to 18.' - I suspect there are a number of people forced to teach some maths in secondary schools who do not have an A level in the subject; - Not really sure why a higher qualification in maths is needed to teach primary maths. I have taught Y6 maths and never needed any knowledge outside my rusty O level, even when teaching to level 6. Why would someone teaching 7 year olds need A level maths? - In primary schools, there are many maths lessons taken by people without even a GCSE / O level in maths - HLTAs & TAs. Now that IS a problem which should be addressed.