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Profession-led college to define teaching standards has support of NAHT, says union

As the Prince’s Teaching Institute unveils its blueprint for a proposed College of Teaching, school leaders’ union, NAHT, has repeated its support for an independent, evidence-based, profession-led body to oversee teaching standards.

Russell Hobby, NAHT general secretary, said: “NAHT has been a firm supporter of a college of teaching since it was first suggested. 

“We need an organisation to take an evidence-based, non-political approach to setting standards in educational and professional practice. If teachers want professional respect and freedom from interference, they need a body like this to strengthen their voice.

“There are issues that remain to be addressed such as membership profile and fees, but as long as careful thought is given to ensuring the college is both sustainable and accessible, then these proposals are likely to receive a welcome from the profession.”


Link to Prince’s Teaching Institute blueprint for new college of teaching: http://www.princes-ti.org.uk/CollegeofTeaching/


Page Published: 10/02/2014

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