17 December 2013
ASCL has welcomed a survey of teachers and headteachers, released by the Prince’s Teaching Institute today (Tuesday), which shows widespread support for the idea of an independent College of Teaching. ASCL General Secretary Brian Lightman said:
“This survey reflects the urgent need for an independent body that involves the whole of the teaching profession in developing practice and shaping policy. A College of Teaching would give an avenue for the teaching profession and school and college leaders to come together to inform, shape and develop long-term education policy independently of short-term political priorities.
“The widespread support expressed in this survey for a professional body reflects the need for it to be accorded the status of other professional bodies. Although there are still many issues to resolve before a College of Teaching can become a reality, ASCL, as the organisation which represents the leaders of secondary school and college leaders, will play an active part in its development.”