Sunday, July 01, 2007
For years London schools have relied on overseas teachers. This summer with a change in rules on qualifications hundreds of teachers will be sacked and even face deportation.
The crackdown will affect staffing at some of the country's most challenging inner-city schools - making it difficult to fill posts.
The Government plans to insist that every teacher has the UK-recognised Qualified Teacher Status within four years of starting work here or face the withdrawal of their work permit. In the past, they have been allowed to continue working if they are already on a programme - or carry on as an instructor rather than a teacher.
Protest and lobby of the Department for Education and the Home Office
Wednesday July 11th