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A voice for teachers

Discussion in 'Education news' started by msuxg, Jan 27, 2016.

  1. msuxg

    msuxg New commenter

    One of the motivations for the new College of Teaching is so that teachers have their own professional body that can speak authoritatively for the profession. There's more about it in this video interview, and some thoughts on Chartered Teacher status.

    Has anyone here pledged in the claim your college campaign?
  2. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    This would be the same 'College of Teaching' which changed it's crowdfunding terms without notifying its previous pledgers, only fessing up when it was caught out due to an intern malfunction.


    A fool and his money are soon parted.
    Last edited: Jan 27, 2016
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  3. blazer

    blazer Star commenter

    So why not restrict membership to qualified teachers?
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  4. pixiewixiepixie

    pixiewixiepixie Occasional commenter

    Teaching Unions are useless. The GTC was useless. Morgan's "consultation" was useless. Performance management is pointless. Tracking students in a catch-all, proscribed from on high central, linear way is pointless.

    This new quango will be pointless and useless. It will speak for no one, and no one will listen anyway.
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  5. BigFrankEM

    BigFrankEM Established commenter

    Whereas their members are ace?
  6. MrMedia

    MrMedia Star commenter

    Is he having a laugh? Is it satirical? Is he using sardonic irony?

    Just finished reading in the Indie about someone trained through cheap first saying he is burned out. This morning I read the Ofqual report into cheating by schools in the GCSEs. Let me tell you now - there is no integrity in the system. All the cheating has rendered the grades of others, the prps of teachers, the progress and percentile ranking of schools all meaningless. Schools are rammed with unqualified teachers and worse, poor children in deprived areas experience greater levels of unqualified teachers because of the academisation system.

    There is no integrity in the college of teachers, that is why so few teachers are enthusiastic. There is less integrity in schools, in the DofE and in SLTs across chains and schools today than fifteen years ago. That report on cheating - it's all driven by league tables coupled with forced academisation. The college of teaching isn't going to restore the integrity in the system and that is why teachers will not join en masse. If there was on offer an option to restore integrity to the system coupled with a restoration of the need for all teachers to be properly qualified then teachers would happIly endorse it.

    Until then, where's that cartoon of Jerry laughing?
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  7. Yoda-

    Yoda- Lead commenter


    Another quango.
    Someone will do well out of it.
    It won't be Teachers.
  8. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    Not with those trustees.
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  9. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    Dealing with those who want a College of Teachers is like dealing with a young and very stubborn child, who just refuses to face the facts.

    The vast majority do not want this! They regard it, at best, as a waste of resources, but more likely it would be a organisation staffed by interfering busybodies, sticking their nose where it isn't needed or wanted.

    To those who think it will fool the rest of the world into thinking that UK teaching is a profession, it won't. Get over it!
  10. David Getling

    David Getling Lead commenter

    Have I started a trend, or is it simply that I've just been one of many calling it Cheap First?

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