Unqualified teacher quits school

A headteacher appointed to run a free school in south London despite having little experience or teaching qualifications has left the job just weeks after it opened.

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Headteacher leaves weeks after school's launch

Annaliese Briggs used to work on education reform and the curriculum for the Civitas think tank, and studied English at Queen Mary, University of London. She was controversially appointed as head of the central London school in March.

  • It is believed that at the time she had no formal teaching qualifications, but spent time working in primary schools in Wandsworth
  • Pimlico Primary, which began admitting pupils for the first time last month, is sponsored by Future, a charity set up by Lord Nash - a minister in the Dept for Education

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