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Chartered teachers: will they return?

New report advises re-introducing financial rewards

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The government has been told to revive the idea of “chartered teachers” – five years after the original chartered teacher programme was scrapped.

A wide-ranging parliamentary report on teacher workforce planning has proposed the move as a response to concerns that people are put off entering the profession – or staying in it – because of poor pay and career prospects.

The move has been welcomed by the EIS teaching union, although the report also carried reminders that the previous scheme, which was abolished in 2012, failed amid criticism that it did not have the intended impact on learning ...

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