The Chartered College of Teaching. Who counts?
I want to explore two issues in this post. Firstly, who and what is the Chartered College of Teaching for? I am reading a lot of commentary on twitter focusing on its role in giving teachers a voice. This then fuels the second issue – who should be on the Council leading the College? It’s a hotly debated topic.
I’m a bit confused about this debate, to be honest. Isn’t it in the name? Chartered College of Teaching? It’s not the Chartered College of Teachers. To me, that’s a significant difference. We already have unions – with vast memberships – giving teachers a voice as teachers and leaders a voice as leaders. But the College is for teaching – it’s teaching as a profession that needs an independent, professional voice spanning across roles so that teaching has a collective voice in the political landscape. This, to me, is more than…
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