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16-09-2019, 16:20   #1
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Teaching a subject not TC registered to teach.

Hi.
A teacher is TC registered to teach History only. However this teacher has 10 years experience of teaching English overseas. The teacher has applied to 2 jobs.
Job 1 is History and English. I believe teacher is allowed to teach English in this context because she is hired as a History teacher and is just doing English as a second subject?
Job 2 is to teach English only. Can the teacher be accepted for this role? She is not registered to teach English.
Job 2 is a much better school in a great location for us.
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16-09-2019, 17:55   #2
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Depends on the school. However there are many qualified English looking for work so it would be very unfair for the school to hire them. Unfair to students and qualified English teachers alike.

Regards option 1, there’s no such thing as an unqualified English teacher being allowed to teach English because that’s the 2nd subject. Teacher is qualified in history teaching only.
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Op is tying themselves in knots. As long as you are registerable with the TC (e.g. with history) then 'needs of the school' dictate you can be put into any subject.

Not desirable, but goes on in most schools to some extent.
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Yes I agree with the above. Registration with the Teaching Council is the main thing that matters. In my experience, the exact subjects that you are registered to teach is less important and the school will put you in teaching whatever they need you to teach. I’ve had to teach something that I’m not qualified in every year since I qualified!

If the school hire you for the job, then it’s only them (and not you) that might get into trouble with inspectors about teachers not qualified in the subjects they’re teaching. So go for whatever suits you best!
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17-09-2019, 15:33   #5
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If the school hire you for the job, then it’s only them (and not you) that might get into trouble with inspectors about teachers not qualified in the subjects they’re teaching. So go for whatever suits you best!
Inspections will still point out any problems with the person helping the school out by teaching a subject without a qualification.

Even if the whole staff know it was not your subject and you may have been almost coerced (contracts, hours etc.) into taking it on, it is still humiliating (and unnecessary) for a teacher to see him or herself described as lacking in subject specific methodology an Inspector's report, when they were only trying to do a favour for the Principal/get themselves a contract.
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17-09-2019, 19:01   #6
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They are suggesting applying for an English job which they are not qualified to teach! When there are qualified English teachers available for work all around the country. There’s no logic here.
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