There seems to be a debate as to whether teachers need a special qualification to be allowed into a government funded classroom. I have looked up the senior members of staff at my former school and discovered that three of them do have a BA(Ed) or similar, but no PCGE's or whatever. Lord Denning (Maths) taught there for a year before he went on to do other things in The Law, and probably very interesting he was too.
Still, various MPs are raving about this in the media. Of course, state funded MPs are paid more than state funded teachers. That wasn't always the case. Why are they paid more? Because, they would say, they do a more important job.
So where is the specific qualification that allows them to do this job.