HC Deb 25 January 1971 vol 810 c30W
Mrs. Monks

asked the Secretary of State for Education and Science (1) if she will allow exemptions to the rule that all teachers in secondary schools must be qualified by examination, in cases where teachers of proven ability in practice are now unemployed because they are classed as unqualified.

(2) whether she will provide that unqualified teachers may teach in secondary schools on the same basis as they can in institutions of further education.

Mr. van Straubenzee

There is no such rule, but my right hon. Friend does not intend to amend the regulations which provide for the phasing out from the maintained schools after 31st August, 1970, of unqualified occasional teachers.