Good news for all FE teachers!!!
- Posted by: Phenil Mehta
From 1 April 2012 IfL members with Qualified Teacher Learning and Skills (QTLS) status are recognised as qualified to teach in schools.
Statutory instrument 2012 No. 431, which was laid in parliament on 9 March 2012, amended the 2003 Regulations so that holders of QTLS who are IfL members have Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and may be appointed to permanent positions as qualified teachers, without any further induction requirements.
Schools and local authorities will remain responsible for decisions on employing QTLS holders, and IfL will maintain the national register of QTLS holders, including those teaching in schools.
Toni Fazaeli, IfL chief executive said on the announcement:
hers and trainers with the high-level professional status of QTLS will be able to teach flexibly across schools and colleges, and schools will be able to recruit specialists whose expertise and experience in their subject area is combined with expert teaching and a commitment to staying up to date through continuing professional development.”
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