Glasgow City Council wins legal battle against union over using non-teachers in nurseries

Posted by Scottish Supply Teachers on July 20, 2012 at 4:10 PM


"A JUDGE has given Scotland’s largest local authority the go-ahead to appoint non-teachers to head nurseries, after throwing out a union’s legal challenge.

The Educational Institute of Scotland (EIS) complained that the move by Glasgow City Council was unlawful, but a judge in the Court of Session in Edinburgh has rejected the claim.

The ruling paves the way for the council to push ahead with plans to have managers, rather than the more expensive qualified teachers, in charge of nursery schools for children aged three to five."


"Gerry Moynihan, QC, for the council, said regulations referred to “schools” in the plural, and not to each school individually. He said teacher input could be provided by teachers working in more than one place."


So am I right in thinking that councils can now employ non teaching staff( child development officers) to teach classes as long as there is one registered teacher in a school/council ?

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