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Why all the fuss over preschool staff lacking qualifications when...

Discussion in 'Supply teaching' started by edwardlyn, Mar 25, 2012.

  1. ...there is no requirement for cover staff in schools to be qualified?
    This was all over the news yesterday.
    http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-17496323
    Where are the headlines about the same issue everywhere else?
     
  2. historygrump

    historygrump Senior commenter Forum guide

    The article exposes the issue of people working in childcare and nursery's with poor literacy and numeracy skills, and many without even the basic qualifications. This could be applied to CS, TA's (including HLTA's) and instructors, in that a recent report exposed the poor standards of literacy and numeracy within many primary and secondary students at the end of each stage. Yet we are increasingly seeing unqualified staff without basic literacy and numeracy skills covering and teaching lessons in schools, without any questions being asked by professionals and the government. It is about time the government recognised that the standards and requirement for people to become teachers are there for a purpose and that is the unqualiifed staff should not be allowed to cover and teach lessons.
     

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