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Discussion in 'Education news' started by nearmiss, May 12, 2016.
Dear God, no....
Back to Dame schools soon.
So was the job advertised? Who short-listed and interviewed? Was the conflict of interests declared? Can it still be described as nepotism if she isn't being paid?
And don't you love the quote "I decided not to become a qualified teacher as I believe that high energy and a love for your subject are the most important qualifications" ! Ha! And why bother with those pesky quaifications and pedagogical theory eh, Jo, when Daddy can just hand you a place in the classroom!
Shortly it will be announced that she is the new Principal. 2 out of the 4 schools in the cluster, are rated Outstanding; wonder if it helps that the 'owner' is Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Schools?
"Future Academies, which has four schools in its group, is seen as a blueprint for other institutions to be rolled out by the government."
They said that about Perry Beeches; it had some Outstanding schools too, but it didn't stop someone from putting their hands in the till, did it? I read that one of Lord Nash's previous investment vehicles, Sovereign Capital, owned companies with more than £70m-worth of government contracts. In January 2013, he became a life peer and schools minister.
He tried to have the school day extended by 45 minutes but parents and teachers rebelled. 20 teachers threatened to quit. Where's the Unions in all this? What about his conflict of interest; I despair at our Opposition Parties. The Tories are running rampant; selling everything that's not nailed down.
Right?! I didn't realise high energy and a love for the subject were mutually exclusive to qualifications? I guess all us qualified teachers must have lost our energy and love for the subject while doing that oh so unimportant pedagogical theory.
I thought I got the qualifications because I loved the subject.
I wonder how she would react if her doctor told her a similar thing about his/her lack of qualification?
I was always full of "high energy" in my youth when I played football.
Didn't stop me being useless at it.
Is teaching the only profession where enthusiastic amateurs are given free reign?
Seems so, our profession is being treated as a joke. What other occupation would allow a Secretary of State with no experience of the field she is heading up?
Good God, his resume' is even worse than Morgan's! A failed exporter of Marmalade who now runs our Health Service.
Even Paddington Bear told him to k'off
No. Politics. And that's the problem. As in the most asinine comment I ever met: "I don't need to know how to do your job in order to be your manager."
To be fair most politicians are not amateurs - they've studied from a young age to be just one thing... a politician! The issue is that they have little idea of what or who it is they're supposed to represent.