Anyone can be challenged. I encourage my students to do it. No she didn't make that statement. She made a more subtle counter-point to your original point. Again Pobble never claimed such a thing. Perhaps you are getting 'maintained' confused with 'mainstream'. I think she made it crystal clear that this is not the case. Really? You must get yourself a new keyboard because a lot of what your are trying to communicate comes across as somewhat garbled. Interestingly the reason that the government added the skills tests to the QTS standards was because they found that there were teachers with GCSEs in English and Maths who could not affectively communicate with pupils. So good luck with those Emerson.