David Cameron is to restore the status of teachers as a “noble profession ” in a pledge announced today. He wants to bring the entry level of teachers to that of Finland and Singapore and a minimum 2.2 degree qualifications.
It is fantastic to hear that teachers, who steer the ultimate wealth of the country will gain some recognition. Hopefully this spur the recruitment of some future big hitters to help reposition the UK in the international stakes. But they have a hell of a job ahead. We should also recognise that qualifications are not the sole attribute of a good teacher. There needs to be some recognition of any recruits “teaching ” potential. Having a 2.2 is no match for some classes.
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