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Unqualified 27 year old with no experience to be appointed Principal of a primary school in London.


RobertW

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In London an unqualified 27 year old teacher with no experience is to be appointed head teacher of a new primary school with her stated intention of ignoring the curriculum.

Free school head without any teaching qualifications plans to ignore curriculum | Education | The Observer

Annaliese Briggs, a former thinktank director who has previously advised the Conservative/Lib Dem government on its national primary curriculum, is due to take up her role as Principal in one of London's new "free schools" - schools in which 10% of teachers have no teaching qualification.

Would you adopt Conservative education plans for Ireland?
 

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OMG...is that a joke?

will she fly with an airline with unqualified pilots, go to a hospital with unqualified doctors & nurses?

will she fk!!!

qualifications exist for a reason. especially with education and other important areas where meeting a set standard of skills is necessary to do a job.
 

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Will she be doing any actual teaching? If not, then she has no qualifications for a job she won't be doing anyway, right?
 

Dan_Murphy

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In London an unqualified 27 year old teacher with no experience is to be appointed head teacher of a new primary school with her stated intention of ignoring the curriculum.

Free school head without any teaching qualifications plans to ignore curriculum | Education | The Observer

Annaliese Briggs, a former thinktank director who has previously advised the Conservative/Lib Dem government on its national primary curriculum, is due to take up her role as Principal in one of London's new "free schools" - schools in which 10% of teachers have no teaching qualification.

Would you adopt Conservative education plans for Ireland?
There is no way this is going to go well.

The Article said:
It is understood that Briggs, an English literature graduate from Queen Mary, University of London, and a former deputy director of the right-wing thinktank Civitas, is being trained in Wandsworth in preparation for the beginning of the next school year. She has already said that she will ignore the national curriculum and teach lessons "inspired by the tried and tested methods of ED Hirsch Jr", the controversial American academic behind what he calls "content-rich" learning.
What do the teaching methods of ED Hirsch Jr entail?
 
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It kinda depends, there was an accountant who taught at our school and he wasnt qualified but he was bloody good and we appreciated his real world experience, lord knows accounting is dull enough at the best of times.
there is no reason to suggest that its the way to go but there could be good reasons for exceptions in cases like languages perhaps where a native speaker has a good track record but doesnt have UK teaching qualifications.
 

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This woman clearly has political connections.

She is taking control of a school which is sponsored by a charity called Future. . . Which just happened to be setup by Tory schools minister. . Baron Nash.
 

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Will she be doing any actual teaching? If not, then she has no qualifications for a job she won't be doing anyway, right?
She is deciding the curriculum and teaching methods, there is plenty of opportunity to do damage.
 
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She is deciding the curriculum and teaching methods, there is plenty of opportunity to do damage.
at the same time schools have reputations , if it beomes a school where instead of doing maths they ponder how numbers "make them feel" then I dont think too many parents would want to send their kids there.
 

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What's this thread about again?

Woman gets admin. job?

Fascinating.
 

Tea Party Patriot

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I don't know about her teaching ability, but being this hot she can teach me any time she likes petunia

 

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at the same time schools have reputations , if it beomes a school where instead of doing maths they ponder how numbers "make them feel" then I dont think too many parents would want to send their kids there.
Thats true, but it might not be as easy as that in the UK to move the students.

I don't have a notion of what the availability of places is though, just idle speculation on my part.
 

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On the OP, its a primary school, years ago teachers didn't go to college to teach in a primary school, they just went in and trained in the school.

A, B, C, isn't exactly rocket science.

It is one thing I actually find annoying is the "you have to have a qualification for everything" brigade who are trying to make professions out of jobs like primary teaching, nursing, and other traditional non-professional roles.
 

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In London an unqualified 27 year old teacher with no experience is to be appointed head teacher of a new primary school with her stated intention of ignoring the curriculum.

Free school head without any teaching qualifications plans to ignore curriculum | Education | The Observer

Annaliese Briggs, a former thinktank director who has previously advised the Conservative/Lib Dem government on its national primary curriculum, is due to take up her role as Principal in one of London's new "free schools" - schools in which 10% of teachers have no teaching qualification.

Would you adopt Conservative education plans for Ireland?
That's the future, it is what privatised education will look like. Isn't capitalism wonderful?
 
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In London an unqualified 27 year old teacher with no experience is to be appointed head teacher of a new primary school with her stated intention of ignoring the curriculum.

Free school head without any teaching qualifications plans to ignore curriculum | Education | The Observer

Annaliese Briggs, a former thinktank director who has previously advised the Conservative/Lib Dem government on its national primary curriculum, is due to take up her role as Principal in one of London's new "free schools" - schools in which 10% of teachers have no teaching qualification.

Would you adopt Conservative education plans for Ireland?
She has qualifications. Not as a teacher, but qualifications, nonetheless.

She is also receiving teacher training.

The thread title is a bit strong. No?
 

Socratus O' Pericles

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On the OP, its a primary school, years ago teachers didn't go to college to teach in a primary school, they just went in and trained in the school.

A, B, C, isn't exactly rocket science.

It is one thing I actually find annoying is the "you have to have a qualification for everything" brigade who are trying to make professions out of jobs like primary teaching, nursing, and other traditional non-professional roles.
Blind ideology is a poor friend.
 

Prester Jim

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In London an unqualified 27 year old teacher with no experience is to be appointed head teacher of a new primary school with her stated intention of ignoring the curriculum.

Free school head without any teaching qualifications plans to ignore curriculum | Education | The Observer

Annaliese Briggs, a former thinktank director who has previously advised the Conservative/Lib Dem government on its national primary curriculum, is due to take up her role as Principal in one of London's new "free schools" - schools in which 10% of teachers have no teaching qualification.

Would you adopt Conservative education plans for Ireland?
This shows an astounding level of arrogance and stupidity on the part of the govt to allow this.
I absolutely guarantee there will never be unqualified teachers working in Eton, Harrow or Buckingham.
Good enough for the proles though.

And Ruari Quinn slavishly follows 10 years behind English education policy.
 

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RobertW

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She has qualifications. Not as a teacher, but qualifications, nonetheless.

She is also receiving teacher training.

The thread title is a bit strong. No?
At the time of interview and appointment she was (and still is) unqualified.
 
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