(Original post by gingerbreadman85)
PGCEs in most subjects give you a bursary of up to 20k tax free depending upon the course and the classification of your degree. ICT with a first class degree would be 9k.
I would be concerned about the ability of an "instructor" to effectively teach across the ability and behaviour range that is encountered in a normal school. Just because you "know" stuff doesn't make you a good teacher, as anyone who has been to university will have experienced from at least one lecturer on their course!
Now transplant that "highly qualified expert" into a class of bottom set yr8s who can't spell or construct a sentence and will do everything they can to wind you up. Sure, that's a worst case scenario, but illustrates the potential problems.
An additional problem is that there is no stated expectation of any
qualifications for these "experts". A QTS course (regardless of the route) requires a suitable degree, comparable experience, or forms part of a degree course (e.g BEd) which means that every person with QTS should
have a strong enough background in both the theory of their subject and the practicalities of teaching it.
With the removal of the requirement for QTS, i'm not sure what is to stop schools from accepting pretty much anyone....
Thankfully i believe most schools will still want QTS, they want teachers with demonstrable teaching skills.
I assume these "non QTS" teachers would join the existing unqualified teacher scale as far as pay, which means they start on 15.8k, and top out at 25k after 5 years, in comparison after the extra year of training i started on M2 (23k) and am moving onto M5 (29k) as of september, with 3 years under my belt.
I wonder if the teaching standards (C-standards) applicable to them (if not, why not?)? Will the OFSTED assessment criteria be the same for QTS and non QTS teachers? How will they expect untrained teachers to meet those criteria?