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BBC Learning English 6 Minute English Soldier Teachers NB: This is not a word for word transcript Rob: Cath: Rob: Hello, I'm Rob… And I'm Cath. And this is 6 Minute English from BBC Learning English. Today we're talking about teachers and how one school is planning to only use people who were in the armed forces to work there. Cath: Rob: The Armed Forces. We mean the army, the navy and the air force. Yes, that's right. It's thought that former soldiers could make excellent teachers. Well let's see how much you learnt at school because I've got today's question for you. Cath: Rob: OK. According to Government figures, approximately how many school pupils are there in England? Is it: 6.1 million 7.1 million, or 8.1 million Cath: Rob: I have no idea but I am going to go for the one in the middle, 7.1 million. OK, well, we'll see if you're right at the end of the programme. Now let's talk more about this idea to use only former soldiers as teachers at a free school in Manchester. 6 Minute English © 2011 Page 1 of 6 Cath: A free school. Free schools are part of the British government's reforms in education. They allow local parents, teachers or charities to establish – or set up - their own schools. Rob: And The Phoenix Free School wants to use former soldiers as teachers because they have a lot of life experience. Literally, they have experienced life. Cath: Rob: Cath: Rob: That's true but does that mean they'll make ideal teachers? This is the concern. They will not be qualified teachers. So by not being qualified it means they will not have trained to be teachers. Yes. But let's hear from Tom Burkard who is on the committee for the new school. He thinks that's not an issue. Listen out for another word he uses that means qualified: Tom Burkard, member of the committee for the Phoenix Free

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