Licences For Devon Teachers Scrapped

Plans to make Devon teachers undergo checks every five years have been officially scrapped.

25000 people signed a petition against the new layer of bureaucracy to say there are already enough checks in place.

A survey showed 35% of student teachers would have given up the profession if a licence system had been introduced.

NUT South West secretary Andy Woolley says the move would have had a big affect on the profession and been a terrible idea,

"71 per cent of trainee teachers think this is a bad thing, and a large proportion of those said if they felt that this was going to

happen it might have discouraged them from actually joining the profession".