Posted: 23/05/2016 at 08:28
On the subject of 'Qualifications or not', having a qualification in a subject doesn't automatically mean that everything you do or say will be right, or that you can actually put the subject across to others.
The best teacher I ever had, had 'only' been to teacher training college and didn't have a university degree or anything similar. The worst was the head of department to that same teacher, and although hugely qualified, stuggled to connect with pupils.
I find Joe Swift's whole demeanour patronising in the extreme. I know he's a designer and always looking for new ideas and there's nothing wrong with that. There is a big difference though between that and his sneering attitude in last years series of GW towards anything traditional such as conventional borders and 'sin-of-sins' hanging baskets.