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Labour wants 'super teachers' in every school

6 July 2014 Last updated at 10:30 BST

Labour plans to place "super teachers" in every British school in order to improve education standards, Tristram Hunt has said.

The shadow education secretary said he wanted emulate the Singaporean system, which allows teachers to focus on careers in management, become subject specialists or train as "master teachers".

He told the Andrew Marr Show: "It's about having a career path way... because at the moment too many good teachers are moving out of the classroom and becoming heads."