How you can escape in Wales

8th June 2001 at 01:00
Students on teacher training courses in England continue to complain about the new regime. Graham Holloway ("Top student may be forced to quit", TES, May 25) points out that those in Wales are not required to take these tests and wonders if they are allowed to teach in England once qualified. The answer is a clear "yes".

Neither trainers in Wales nor the Nationa Assembly can see a strong case for these tests, given that other methods are available to ensure that the appropriate skills are acquired. A student who successfully completes a course in Wales can qualify to teach in both England and Wales without taking the tests.

Professor Gareth Roberts Head of the School of Education University of Wales, Bangor

Log-in as an existing print or digital subscriber

Forgotten your subscriber ID?


To access this content and the full TES archive, subscribe now.

View subscriber offers


Get TES online and delivered to your door – for less than the price of a coffee

Save 33% off the cover price with this great subscription offer. Every copy delivered to your door by first-class post, plus full access to TES online and the TES app for just £1.90 per week.
Subscribers also enjoy a range of fantastic offers and benefits worth over £270:

  • Discounts off TES Institute courses
  • Access over 200,000 articles in the TES online archive
  • Free Tastecard membership worth £79.99
  • Discounts with Zipcar,, Virgin Wines and other partners
Order your low-cost subscription today