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Union says focus should be on retaining teachers, not training them

Welcomes plans to train secondary school teachers, but says there are bigger issues to tackle first

Plans to train secondary school teachers on Island have been welcomed by a teaching union, although it is says it won't help the pressures schools here are facing right now.

A one year pilot scheme covering English, maths and science will be delivered in local schools to five budding teachers by means of a partnership between the Department of Education, Sport and Culture and Warwick University.

Those who complete the course will receive International Qualified Teacher Status Award which is equivalent to the English QTS qualification.

Simon Richardson has been finding out more from education minister Julie Edge and Geraldine O'Neil from the NASUWT:

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