Petition All those teaching in schools must hold an appropriate teaching qualification
"We all know that every child deserves to have a high quality teacher for every moment in class."
The Government should honour this statement by enforcing legislation making it a legal requirement that every person covering or teaching a class must hold Qualified Teacher Status in line with published regulations, guidance and statements.
So there is an urgent need for the DfE to revise its latest reforms and maintain the requirement that schools and academies employ staff with QTS to supervise or teach whole classes.
The government talks about raising standards of teachers in schools. However, by allowing schools and academies to employ personnel without any teacher training to teach lessons, on both a temporary and permament basis, the government is betraying the future of the nation's youth.
We believe the government is putting finance and ideology before the educational needs of young people and so is damaging our education system.
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It was submitted during the 2010–2015 Conservative – Liberal Democrat coalition government