Francis Gilbert: Can you be a headteacher without ever being a teacher?
I appeared on Radio 5 Live yesterday talking about this issue because Julie White-Zamler is about to qualify as a headteacher but has no classroom experience. She told BBC Radio 5 live: "It's not correct to say a non-teacher can't learn." I argued that the best headteachers were also experienced teachers who understood, from first-hand experience, what goes on in the classroom. ... read more and comment →
Latest comment by Match1985: "Ok would someone with 5-6 experience as a teaching assistant, who has has completed a pgce and is qualified to teach but carried on doing a masters whilst still working as a TA. Could thy become a headteacher? It's a ......"Comment + Debate