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Should teachers have to take tougher tests before they qualify?

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Solopower1 Fri 26-Oct-12 11:53:53

What do you think? smile

mrz Fri 02-Nov-12 12:10:02

I'm sure I've seen it in Clinkards

KitKatGirl1 Fri 02-Nov-12 12:06:41

Ooh, thanks, mrz. Had only trawled actual shops so far. (Anybody would think I didn't spend my entire life on the internet)!

mrz Fri 02-Nov-12 08:45:31

KitKatGirl1 Thu 01-Nov-12 22:46:59

I am still on the hunt for yellow polish for my favourite pair of wedges (imagine worn with black tights and black dress - super stylish!). May have to settle for neutral.

teacherwith2kids Thu 01-Nov-12 22:28:22

Ah, polish I can (and do) do. Style and panache is where my shoes let me down...

KitKatGirl1 Thu 01-Nov-12 22:10:35

I have super shoes...and boots. Though they're not polished too often:-(

teacherwith2kids Thu 01-Nov-12 20:59:40

KitKat - ditto - but my shoes let me down! wink

mrz Thu 01-Nov-12 20:57:51

but do you have nice shoes!

KitKatGirl1 Thu 01-Nov-12 20:55:55

Haven't read the thread really but just wanted to say I have 10 grade A GCSEs, 4 grade A 'A' levels and a first class degree (academic subject) but I don't think that means I would be a good teacher.

mrz Thu 01-Nov-12 20:40:23

Oh I have some Iron Fist "Bite Me Fangs" pumps! grin

ravenAK Thu 01-Nov-12 18:07:56

IC are absolutely the best teacher shoes, but I do like a nice Demonia flat for my bat buckles grin. & I have some great Iron Fist pumps, which look like they have a nice tasteful lacy print but are actually covered in death's-head moth things.

I reckon English is almost as good as Drama for getting away with quirky stuff. People expect you to wear too much purple & clanky jewellery.

mrz Thu 01-Nov-12 16:30:15

Mine are mainly IC too... I dusted off my spider shoes for Halloween and my "littlies" love the pictures on the soles

EvilTwins Thu 01-Nov-12 16:27:05

Mrz- how quirky? I have 3 pairs of IC shoes I wear for work. Keeps the yr 10 girls on side wink And at Christmas I wear my red glittery Dorothy shoes. Teaching drama, I get away with it.

teacherwith2kids Thu 01-Nov-12 09:03:02

I'm a total fail on the shoes front - my highest aim for my clothes in general is to be sufficiently unremarkable that nobody notices what I wear either positively or my plain black boots / plain back ankle high boots / plain black plain shoes 3-way choices of footwear definitely don't fit into the 'nice shoes' bracket....

mrz Thu 01-Nov-12 08:31:38

I wear "quirky" shoes do you think that counts?

EvilTwins Thu 01-Nov-12 07:30:27

I already wear nice shoes. Can I get a promotion?

ravenAK Wed 31-Oct-12 23:50:50

I'm not sure. I don't think the idiot Gove is ready for nice shoes.

ninah Wed 31-Oct-12 23:42:29

mmm, good plan, and just quirky insane enough to appeal to the powers that be

ravenAK Wed 31-Oct-12 23:41:03

Can't argue with that ninah. I'd be far more effective with a trade discount at Irregular Choice.

ninah Wed 31-Oct-12 23:38:20

I think we should wear nicer shoes

educatingarti Wed 31-Oct-12 23:36:06

To go back to the OP. I don't think it unreasonable that teachers should have the equivalent of a grade B in Maths and English GCSE, but I think that the same standard should also apply to all MPs! They need to understand basic statistics (to avoid the "80% of children should achieve the average level at the end of year x" type statements and un-thought-out comments about cheapest utility tariffs!) Why anren't they campaigning to improve the mathematical standards of MPs?

mrz Wed 31-Oct-12 16:58:06

I would agree (but Brycie will only accuse me of playing some silly game).

EvilTwins Wed 31-Oct-12 16:55:47

I agree!

Arisbottle Wed 31-Oct-12 16:00:00

Well put raven

Arisbottle Wed 31-Oct-12 15:59:32

Well put rave

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