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Lecturers can teach

FE lecturers can now teach in secondary schools, the GTC has told heads. But they must hold a teaching qualification and be registered with the GTC. At present, only 1,200 are currently registered, 8 per cent of the total.

Lecturers will only be allowed to teach 16-18s and to take subjects not already available in schools. Colleges and schools concerned must also be in a partnership.

The advent of Higher Still's integrated post-16 curriculum, was one of the catalysts for change.

In a letter to secondary heads, Ivor Sutherland, the GTC's registrar, said standards would not be diluted and the curriculum should be broadened.

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