If you haven't heard of the College of Teaching, it's a DfE attempt to create a puppet professional body which will rubberstamp its future decisions regarding the structure, duties & conditions of the teaching profession. They are about to run a consultation on who will be allowed membership of the College of Teaching. Should it be teacher only? Or should membership, as its chair wishes, be open to anyone who says that they have an 'interest' in education, including the CEOs of academy chains, teaching assistants and people who have dropped out of ITT? Do you want Pearson telling you how you should teach? How about Capita and other supply agencies? If you're a teacher and you want to protect our profession then your voice needs to be counted in this consultation. Read this document in full and take the time to fill out this survey linked on page 3; the survey, you'll note, does not require anyone to state their teacher number or centre - it's open to anyone. They're calling it a consultation, as though this is a preliminary before a more formal vote, but the headline on page 3 is 'Find half an hour to change the profession' (their emphasis). Have your say. Spread the word to your colleagues so that they can have their say. This is probably the profession's last stand before we come under the rule of a de facto Ministry of Teaching run by commercial interests. If you need more resources about the consultation then you can find them here. or for further information you can contact Laura Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com. Good luck to us all.