As of today England’s new academy schools can hire as teachers people who do not hold the formal qualification for teaching, the government has announced.
Academies are state-funded but are semi-independent, outside of local authority control and have greater freedom than other schools over curriculum and teachers’ pay and conditions.
Until now, most state-funded schools could only employ people with what is known as “Qualified Teacher Status (QTS)”, meaning they have been trained and approved as meeting a range of standards.
Teachers unions have attacked the move, describing it as a damaging backward step.
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