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Education Act 2002

Section 133: Requirement to be qualified

274.This is a new regulatory power. Under the provisions of this section, the Secretary of State may set out the specified work which only qualified teachers may carry out in schools. In addition, certain other persons may carry out this work in schools if they satisfy specified requirements. The unqualified teachers who are permitted to be employed in schools under the current secondary legislation will continue to do so and they will be able to carry out the specified work in the same circumstances as previously. The section will also provide for teaching assistants and teaching support staff to carry out the specified work in schools if they are appropriately supervised.

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