Tue 29 April 2008, The Guardian

School pays pupils to fill teaching gaps

By Jessica Shepherd
A school is employing sixth formers as supply teachers because of a shortage of qualified staff. Chalfonts community college in Gerrards Cross, Buckinghamshire, pays its 16-, 17- and 18-year-old sixth formers £5 for each 50-minute class they take. The 24 teenagers follow teachers' lesson plans, instructing 11- to 16-year-olds in subjects they may no longer take themselves.
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