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Snape Mon 12-Feb-18 16:59:24

So it was announced today that you will have unlimited chances to pass the professional skills test, with 3 free tries before you are charged. Those previously "locked out" are now free to try again, as someone preparing to take these tests I have to admit I am relived.

priority9 Mon 12-Feb-18 17:02:24

I don't agree with this. You already get three chances.
They're not that difficult. People shouldn't be teachers if they can't pass one of the first three times. I appreciate there is s teacher crisis but we don't need to devalue the profession further

LucyLastik Mon 12-Feb-18 17:05:58

I would've been teaching 4 years ago had this been introduced then. It wasn't that I was bad at maths, it was more nerves and pressure that made me panic and make silly errors.

I passed both tests first time this time round and am now halfway through my training year.

Scabetty Mon 12-Feb-18 17:06:20

They aren’t hard but the NQT year is.

LucyLastik Mon 12-Feb-18 17:08:59

Also, I failed my last maths test by 1 mark.

steveharley Mon 12-Feb-18 17:29:01

More dumbing down of the profession. We are nearly at the bottom of the slippery slope now.

leccybill Mon 12-Feb-18 17:32:35

Getting increasingly desperate aren't they.

flipperflop Mon 12-Feb-18 17:41:19

I don't understand how anyone could fail these tests? The IT one is a bit weird because it is counter-intuitive and clunky but there are ones to try before you sit the real thing. How can you possibly be a teacher if you can't do basic maths or English? Don't want to sound scathing but the system is a disgrace...

leccybill Mon 12-Feb-18 18:22:30

This is how desperate the situation is getting...

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