Head teacher Amanda Phillips of Old Ford Primary School in London
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Head wants 'outstanding' teachers' as tough measures planned

New rules which will allow head teachers in England to sack bad teachers more quickly will come into force from September.

The measures will mean that it would take a term, rather than a year, to dismiss a teacher whose work is not up to standard.

Head teacher Amanda Phillips of Old Ford Primary School in London said some teachers could begin to ask themselves if the profession really is for them.

She added that ''good and outstanding'' teachers are needed to help young people.

  • 13 Jan 2012
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