The Claim Your College Coalition
The Claim Your College Coalition has submitted an expression of interest to the government in setting up and running a College of Teaching.
This chartered organisation would be made up of a voluntary membership and would attempt to take control of the educational debate in England by running CPD and setting professional standards, as well as sharing best practice.
Coming four years after the closure of the General Teaching Council of England, the new college seeks to be independent of government, trade unions and other organisations. Here, TES has collected the thoughts of a series of personalities from the world of education – from classroom teachers to union leaders – on whether a College of Teaching is a good idea and the challenges that such an institution might face. Feel free to join the debate on social media, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.