Qualified Teacher Status

Education and Skills written question – answered on 7th November 2001.

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Photo of Graham Brady Graham Brady Shadow Minister (Education)

To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Skills what minimum level of qualifications is required for teachers without qualified teacher status in maintained schools.

Photo of Stephen Timms Stephen Timms Minister of State (Education and Skills) (Schools)

holding answer 5 November 2001

Decisions on the suitability of the qualifications held by applicants for employment as teachers in maintained schools are matters for the professional judgments of head teachers taking into account the legal requirements of the Education (Teachers' Qualifications and Health Standards) (England) Regulations 1999 as amended.

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