The Times, Guardian etc today report the strange case of the Maths teacher and Headmaster of 30 years' experience who can't teach in a state school.
As the Guardian puts it:
The national regulatory body for teachers in England yesterday pledged to end a legal anomaly that has prevented the head of a top private school with some of the best exam results in the country from switching to the state sector.
Tristram Jones-Parry, head of £15,200-a-year Westminster school in central London, is retiring next year and wanted to offer his services – based on 30 years' experience – as a maths teacher to state schools.
But the General Teaching Council for England said it had been unable to register the 57-year-old because he did not have “qualified teacher status” (QTS), which is generally obtained by completing a one-year postgraduate certificate in education or another training route.
The cartoon is from the Times.
If 'they' change the rules for Maths teachers, then the same should apply to Latin teachers. I guess a number of the older generation of Latin teachers, like me, went into teaching without PGCE. It could be a real plus in our campaign to introduce or re-introduce Latin to state schools, if there turns out to be a larger pool of teachers than we thought.