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  • Edmund Barnes, D.L., J.P. (1842 - 1926)
    Edmund Barnes (1842-1926) was chorister at Wimborne Minster from 1850-1858 and he bequeathed a large legacy in favour of the Minster Choir and Organ Fund, which maintains the organ and provides for the...
  • John Bathurst Deane (1797 - 1887)
  • John Lemprière (1765 - 1824)
    ...early education at Winchester College, where his father sent him in 1779, and from 1785 at Pembroke College, Oxford, graduating BA in 1790, MA in 1792, BD in 1801, and DD in 1803. ...achieved ...
  • Charles Barnes (c.1617 - c.1676)
    Source: Barnes Family Year Book, I, p 28. Barnes Bulletin, Vol. 12, 1991, p 8, Conflicting information. Moran MF 824394. Ancestral Chart, Delmar Dean Davis. Genelogies of CT Families, Vol. ...
  • Pat Brooks (Hogan) (1913 - 1975)
    England and Wales Marriage Registration Index, 1837-2005 Name: Patricia M Hogan Event Type: Marriage Registration Registration Quarter: Oct-Nov-Dec Registration Year: 1939 Registration Dis...

British Teachers

In education, teachers facilitate student learning, often in a school or academy or perhaps in another environment such as outdoors. A teacher who teaches on an individual basis may be described as a tutor.

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England and Wales

In England and Wales teachers in the maintained sector must have gained Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and be registered with either the General Teaching Council for England or the General Teaching Council for Wales. There are many paths in which a person can work towards gaining their QTS, the most popular of which is to have completed a first degree (such as a BA or BSc) and then a Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). Other methods include a specific teaching degree or on-the-job training at a school. All qualified teachers in England must serve, after training, a statutory one year induction period that must be passed in order to remain a registered teacher. In Wales this period lasts for two years. During this period a teacher is known as an NQT (Newly Qualified Teacher). Schools are obliged to provide guidance, support and training to facilitate the NQT's success during this year. Local education authorities are also obliged to provide professional development opportunities.

Teachers in independent schools are not statutorily required to hold QTS, although independent schools increasingly prefer teachers to hold this qualification unless they have already gained significant teaching experience. The post-experience PGCE at the University of Buckingham is designed for independent school teachers. Some specialist independent schools, such as those following Montessori principles, require teachers trained in that specific educational philosophy.

The Teach First scheme, aimed at recent graduates, was introduced in 2003 in London and more recently in Manchester and it allows trainees to teach in schools without the Postgraduate Certificate in Education (PGCE). After an intense period of training in the summer following graduation, trainees are placed in secondary schools. Following the successful completion of the first year, trainee teachers gain QTS status and a PGCE and may then continue teaching for a minimum of one year.

Northern Ireland

Teachers must be recognised as having 'eligibility to teach' by the General Teaching Council for Northern Ireland. Eligibility to teach is very similar to Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales, with near-identical requirements.[7]


Teachers in Scotland must attain a teaching qualification, which is similar to Qualified Teacher Status in England and Wales, where they can then apply for registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland. All qualified teachers in Scotland must serve, after training, a statutory probationary period of up to 270 days of actual teaching, in order to meet the stringent benchmarks set by GTCS. Schools are again obliged to provide guidance, support and training to facilitate the NQT's success during this year.