Those Who Can, Do…

…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?

10 comments for “Those Who Can, Do…

  1. Hereward Unbowed.
    February 28, 2018 at 10:31 am

    Ejukayshun – pah! there are no worries in jezza’s/theresa’s world, just import the workforce and thus generation snowflake – gets it; everybody can have prizes and money no problem – just roll the printing presses.


  2. Mudplugger
    February 28, 2018 at 11:09 am

    “Ambitious graduates” – so these incompetents have already graduated, yet they repeatedly fail basic English and maths tests.

    Says a lot about the impressive degree that nice Mr Blair made them all just turn up to collect.

  3. rapscallion
    February 28, 2018 at 12:01 pm

    They’re not educating them at all these days – just filling their little heads with SJW, pro-EU and anti Trump sh1t. Nothing like good old fashioned propaganda eh?

  4. Stonyground
    February 28, 2018 at 6:59 pm

    You forgot the climate change sh1t.

  5. Radical Rodent
    February 28, 2018 at 10:43 pm

    So… the implication is that you can have a first-class honours, and still be rubbish at English and Maths! Oh, so much is beginning to make sense, now!

  6. March 1, 2018 at 1:10 am

    And were these tests multiple-choice?

    Two + 2 = …..
    a) nine
    b) 3
    c) Fo4r
    d) Five-1

    • Mudplugger
      March 1, 2018 at 8:10 am

      But if you ask your tax accountant “What’s 2 plus 2?”, he’ll probably reply, “What answer did you have in mind?”.

  7. Bob H
    March 1, 2018 at 10:42 am

    Qualification alone is not enough.
    I believe nobody should be allowed to become a teacher till they have had a minimum of 10 years experience in the real world!

    Then whatever qualification or experience they have gained there should be taken into account in any teacher training they receive.

    I suspect in many cases, the less teacher training they get may well make them better prepared to do a decent job of teaching our kids.

    • Pcar
      March 1, 2018 at 10:49 pm


  8. March 2, 2018 at 2:09 am

    For someone with my background, the sight of incompetent staff even given the time of day is … what’s that stage beyond horrifying?

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