College of Teaching Newsletter - March 2016

In this newsletter, you can find an update on the recent Government White Paper and how it relates to the College, an update on our Big Staff Meeting and information about events we're at over the coming weeks. 

Government White Paper

We welcome the announcement of support and up to £5 million staged seed funding outlined within the Department for Education’s Educational Excellence, Everywhere white paper, presented to parliament on the 17th March by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.

We are determined that the teaching profession should take this opportunity to establish a professional body matching the best that exists in medicine, law, engineering, accountancy and all the other professions in our country. This pledge provides the seed funding required to establish the College of Teaching as an authoritative voice of professionalism over the next five years. 

For more information, please click here
Our Big Staff Meeting consultation on membership closed at the end of February. We are currently collating the results and will publish the findings in due course. Thank you to everyone who has taken part. One of our Founding Trustees, Dr. Penny Barrett, held a Big Staff Meeting at her school last month. Click on the video below to hear views from teachers at The Bridge School on the College.
“This is exciting. It’s a once in a lifetime opportunity to build something that could elevate our profession for centuries to come, and to build it right.”

David Weston, CEO, Teacher Development Trust. 

Get in touch!

We always like hearing from our friends and colleagues across education and beyond. If you've found something interesting we should mention, or if you'd like to get involved with what we're doing, please do get in touch
Chair of our Board, Claire Dockar, speaking at our Parliamentary Reception in January. Find out more about the event here

Where you can find us: 

23.03.16: TeachMeet London, at Quintin Kynaston School. There are two female keynotes this year, focusing on literacy and STEM for girls. Click here for more information. 

12.04.16: Iris Connect Conference, Cambridge. To what extent can career-long professional learning help to resolve the current recruitment and retention crisis?

College of Teaching Trustee, Professor Angela McFarlane will be speaking. Click here to register. 

04.05.16:  A College of Teaching event in Sheffield to bring together teachers, headteachers, Teaching Schools and Academy Trust representatives and system leaders from across the Sheffield and Yorkshire and Humber areas to discuss the College of Teaching and what it means to them. Click here to book your ticket. 

10.05.16: Westminster Education Forum, seminar focusing on key issues facing the teaching profession in England – examining recruitment, workload and CPD. Keynote speakers include David Weston and Professor Angela McFarlane. Click here to book your ticket.  
"Policymakers and professionals will have to create the right conditions for a system of autonomous schools to flourish –  improving inputs and processes as well as outcomes."

Jonathan Clifton - TES  
“Teachers are leaving the profession in droves and I'm not in the least surprised.”
Emma-Lee Potter, The Independent
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