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'College of Teaching' admits defeat

Discussion in 'Education news' started by Vince_Ulam, Feb 23, 2016.

  1. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter


    College of Teaching: Crowdfunding bid to release teachers to develop membership model fails

    'A bid to raise £250,000 through pledges via the online crowdfunding tool Hubbub has been abandoned after it raised less than 10 per cent of its target with just two days to go until the deadline.

    The Claim Your College coalition, which is behind the plans, had hoped to use the cash to release teachers to work on the development of its membership model, but will now have to rely on volunteers.

    College chair Claire Dockar told Schools Week teachers had demanded more information about what the college would offer them, and said the team would continue to raise funds from “other sources, including charitable foundations” while focusing on developing its membership offer.

    In January, Schools Week reported that the crowdfunding campaign, launched last October, had raised just £19,000, and the total now stands at just over £20,700, which includes a £10,000 pledge made by the Primary Science Teaching Trust.
  2. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    What a shame

    Never mind

    delnon, minnie me and RedQuilt like this.
  3. arsinh

    arsinh New commenter

    Trouble is they are refusing to acknowledge the extent of their failure and still plan to inflict their unwanted and irrelevant quango on us this Autumn.
  4. Vince_Ulam

    Vince_Ulam Star commenter

    I'd be very surprised if they get as many members as they've had donors given the £70 fee for frack-knows what from an an illegitimate and ineffectual chum-club that's fallen at the first hurdle. I'd also be surprised if KPMG hang about on the trustees given this funding failure.
  5. delnon

    delnon Lead commenter

    After the miserable shambles of the GTCE, attempts to set up any similar body will always be viewed with suspicion.

    A pity in a way: if we had a body which could speak for the profession, which could grant its accreditation to intelligent initiatives and withhold it from back-of-the-fag-packet nostrums, we could do ourselves some good.
    Having said which, the twerps at Westminster refuse to take any notice of anybody.

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