Academic condemns academy expert teacher ruling
An education expert has condemned a government decision to let academies in England hire unqualified teachers.
Professor Chris Husbands, director of the Institute of Education at London University said the plan contradicted national and international evidence.
Last week, ministers said academies could hire staff who were experts in their field, even if they did not have qualified teacher status (QTS).
The government says the new rules will help school to improve faster.
Ministers say it will allow these schools to hire professionals who are experts in their field, such as scientists, engineers, musicians and linguists who may not have QTS.
But the decision angered teaching unions, who said pupils should be taught by qualified teachers.
Read more ... (BBC News - 1 August)