…those who can’t, teach. Even if they can’t pass the bloody test!
And those resitting the skills test for the second and third time will no longer have to pay to retake the assessment.
Which means the taxpayer picks up the tab! I guess the morons who thought this was a good idea also failed the maths tests.
But Mr Gibb insisted that the Government has not lowered the bar for entry to the profession.
Looks like they failed the logic tests too!
He said: “The bar for entrance to the teaching profession remains as high as ever, as parents and pupils would expect, and this is evidenced by the fact that the quality of new entrants into the profession is at an all-time high, with 19 per cent of this year’s cohort holding a first-class degree.
“It is absolutely right that aspiring teachers can begin training as soon as they prove they are ready and these changes – backed by the profession – will help ambitious graduates to join the profession.”
Ambitious, but not competent.
Emma Hollis, executive director of the National Association of School-Based Teacher Trainers (NASBTT), said that the change would help but it would not solve the recruitment problems entirely.
Speaking to The Independent, Ms Hollis said: “Sometimes people just need longer as the test itself is the barrier rather than their knowledge. There are anecdotes of people with accountancy degrees that fail the numeracy test because they are panicked.”
Remind me again what they’ll be expected to teach the next generation? How to do what they cannot, isn’t it?