An academy chain set up by the schools minister Lord Nash is allowing his unqualified and unpaid daughter to teach history and help draw up a new curriculum, prompting concerns from parents and a teachers’ union.
Future Academies in Pimlico, central London, was set up by the minister in charge of academies and his wife, Caroline. They both maintain prominent roles in the organisation.
Since September, their daughter Jo Nash has taught four classes between the ages of 10 and 16. She is also advising on a new curriculum to teach history and is involved in the recruitment of staff.
The role of Jo Nash, 32, who has no teaching qualifications but does have a degree in history, has been questioned by teachers and staff.
Since 2012, academy schools have been able to hire unqualified teachers, angering many in the profession. Until then, they could only employ people with qualified teacher status.
So, daughter of people running the business pitches in for no pay.
This is bad because?