Resist calls to dumb down

5th January 2007 at 00:00

James Rogers executive director of the Universities Council for the Education of Teachers

If progress is to be made towards parity of esteem between post-compulsory education and schools, and towards meeting government objectives to raise standards across the Learning and Skills sector, it is essential that calls for the dumbing down of the Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills requirement from Phil Harrison of Protocol (FE Focus, November 10) should be resisted.

The proposed staged and progressive framework for achieving QTLS will be flexible enough to allow people from all backgrounds to achieve the new standard - and, as Monica Deasey says, if you are likely to be put off teaching by a reluctance to learn, you really should think of another career.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now