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National Audit Office finds half of teaching posts filled with unqualified teachers

Discussion in 'Education news' started by nomad, Sep 12, 2017.

  1. elledriver

    elledriver Lead commenter

    She went to a great prep school. Their kids are just as capable today.
  2. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    when the dfe said that the qualifications of teachers can be ignored in favour of a head teachers 'feelings' about how outstanding or inadequate a teacher is....thats when the fiasco started.

    Up and down the nation through shared practice meetings and conferences, and barely two minutes after schools took over direct control of their budgets, patterns emerged.

    Of CEO s paying themselves more and more.....how? By getting rid of qualified staff through threats of 'support' reducing higher scale pay, pension payouts, and hiring more and more staff at the lower end of the pay scale.
    For scamming the public with flashy PowerPoint presentations and flowery vision statements we are where we are now.....
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  3. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    And our unions won't pay for advertising this in the media.
    And some teachers believe that teaching is not a profession despite their job description becoming twice the length of what it was even 10 years ago.
    When you're young doing 12 hour days is not a physical or mental burden.
    But these days even they are feeling the stress. All I see in schools are students teachers with unwashed hair from writing some long meaningless efucational essay for their masters in education......then facing a classful of special needs, pupil premiums, And behaviour issues none of which are adequately supported by management, apart from sending us the spreadsheets on day one with demands from SLT that they want to see differentiated work, phone calls home and excellence in the classroom every single moment. And that poor behaviour means we arent planning properly heh heh heh heh.....twarts.
    The stress of thinking and rising up to these demands for 12 hour 196 teaching days and additional holidays and weekends takes its toll over years of doing full load teaching time tables under these conditions.
    And the Dfe scratch their heads, wonder why teachers leave or are driven out before retirement......many unable to claim their full pension rights after years of doing the donkey work.
    All they get is the babes at the helm pouring scorn over them.........
    It's disgusting is what it is........
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  4. drek

    drek Lead commenter

    Our school has a lot of PE staff in senior roles......
    Mates with the 'direspectful' students.
    No idea about curriculum and planning time requirements for other staff.....its a hoot.
    One youngster wants a certain spreadsheet filled in with pupil info, saved on our drive; emailed to her within half an hour of completing a full day of teaching everyday....just because...
    Another wants the same email printed out and glued into a storybook style straight after any events. Doing the same thing twice for two different line managers.....
    Doable....yes....but not on days when another lead wants a one hour meeting........
    Apparently going to the toilet iafter a long day is out. The PE lady wants her spreadsheet before the meeting............or you get a reprimand by email hee hee.
    I ignore the emails rather than explain and anyone long in the tooth knows exactly why.......
    Sounds trivial? One maybe.....but several such demands.....adds up to tiredness and demoralisation......

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  5. slingshotsally

    slingshotsally Star commenter


    Just about summed up where I worked.
  6. lanokia

    lanokia Star commenter

    And this, Mr Lanokia, is your heart surgeon. Now he's new in post, very eager and keen, admittedly a bit light in qualifications but his heart is in the right place... and hopefully yours will be too in 6 hours haha nudge nudge yeah

    Ah Mr Lanokia, yes Martin here is going to fix your car. No martin, that's not a car, that's a vending machine, yes that's the car ah well done, you'll get the hang of this in no time...

    A will Mr Lanokia? A binding legal document for the disbursement of your estate? Johnny here has mastered the use of a pen and he is super keen to really apply himself. How many letters have you got the hang of? 18? Why that's over 50% Johnny, you've passed the Alphabet!
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