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Politicians and experts gather in Nottingham for largest education conference

The North of England Education Conference has become a flagship event traditionally used to announce major developments in schools. Photo: ITV News Central

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.