Top political figures and education experts have gathered in Nottingham for the UK's largest annual education conference.
The North of England Education Conference has become a flagship event traditionally used to announce major developments in schools.
Today the Stoke MP, Tristram Hunt, Shadow Secretary for Education, will tell the 450 delegates that a Labour government would scrap the use of unqualified teachers in state schools.
The Coalition Government currently allows non-qualified teachers to teach in academies and free schools.
In a separate speech, Ofsted boss Sir Michael Wilshaw will call for better teacher training and support for new recruits.
He's expected to reveal that two-fifths of newly qualified teachers leave the profession within five years.
Staging the conference is a major coup for Nottingham and is expected to bring £700,00 into the city.