With the change of government in the UK some interesting things are coming to light. While 117 teachers in the UK were sacked for “misconduct”, just 17 were likewise sacked for being duff teachers.
ONLY 17 teachers have been sacked for incompetence in the past ten years, shock figures reveal.
A total of 116 have been axed for “misconduct” since 2001-2.
But just 17 were struck off for incompetence, an answer to a Parliamentary question shows.
Meanwhile the UK has dived in international education league tables.
It suggests children’s education is suffering as poor teachers are left in the classroom.
A recent report by education watchdog Ofsted showed only three per cent of secondary school teachers are “outstanding”.
Standards were “variable” across the country.
The report said many lessons are too boring and indiscipline is rife as teachers fail to control unruly pupils.
English teens are 18 months behind Chinese, Korean, Finnish and Japanese pupils at reading. UK schools are said to lag behind Albania and Iran in maths and science.
Tory MP Chris Skidmore, who uncovered the figures on teacher sackings, said: “They offer another lesson in how the last Labour government failed to focus sufficiently on rigour and standards in the classroom.
“Most teachers do an exceptional job. But it is vital poor performance is rooted out, not swept under the carpet.”
Education Secretary Michael Gove wants to cut red tape to make it easier to sack poorly performing staff.
What is it with Labour and teachers?