NUT: 'Unacceptable' for schools to use assistants to teach

Some schools are flouting the law by using untrained staff to take classes, according to the teaching union the NASUWT.

Teaching assistants are allowed to help qualified staff, but not to be in overall charge but the union says some schools are using them, instead of teachers, to save money.

Jerry Glazier, from the NUT, said it was "unacceptable" to use unqualified staff and they were concerned about the quality of education children would receive.

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