Teaching qualifications and pay

Currently waiting for a response from Waltham Forest College, they should respond promptly and normally no later than (details).

Dear Waltham Forest College,

I am writing to make an Open Government request under the Freedom of Information Act 2000. To assist you with this request, I am outlining my query as accurately as possible. If, however, this request is too broad or unclear, I would be grateful if you could contact me as I understand that under the Act, you are required to advise and assist those who request information from you.

1. Do you expect your full-time English and Maths lecturers to hold a full teaching qualification, i.e. Level 5 Diploma in Education and Training (DET)?
2. Do you expect full-time English and Maths lecturers -delivering GCSE- to be qualified to at least one level above GCSE, i.e. A-level?
3. Since 2015, have you employed any unqualified part-time or full-time English or Maths lecturers on the basis that they complete DET?
4. Have any full or part-time unqualified English or Maths lecturers who have not completed a year of employment been accelerated to the qualified lecturer pay scale?

I understand that under the Act, I am entitled to a response within 20 working days. I would be grateful if you could confirm by email that you have received this request. I look forward to hearing from you shortly.

Yours faithfully,

P. Melville

Dear Waltham Forest College,

I am clarifying my FOI request
*Since 2015, have any full or part-time unqualified English or Maths lecturers who have not completed a year of employment been accelerated to the qualified lecturer pay scale?

Yours faithfully,

P. Melville