New school route

12th February 2010 at 00:00

Thousands of non-teachers in England will be allowed to become fully- qualified teachers without undertaking any teacher training, the Westminster Government has announced. They will become eligible for qualified teacher status simply by providing evidence of their chalkface skills. The National Union of Teachers has not rejected the scheme out of hand, provided it is open only to experienced staff who have been in the classroom for an agreed minimum period.

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