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Sign petition making it a legal requirement for teachers to be properly qualified – keep untrained amateurs out of the classroom
Michael Gove, despite saying he’s anxious that teachers should be highly-qualified, allows academies to hire unqualified amateurs to teach in English schools. But the public doesn’t agree – 89% in a ComRes poll (April 2011) said they wanted children taught by a university graduate who is also a qualified teacher.
A Government E-petition has been launched which states:
“That the government makes it a legal requirement that any person supervising, covering and teaching classes in England must hold QTS.”
Petitioners only have until 25 August to sign – so don’t delay.