Sarah Simons

‘Schools need to hear more about what goes on in FE’

Leader of new Chartered College of Teaching ‘keen to understand more about FE’

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The idea for a new cross-sector membership body to improve teaching was first discussed at a headteachers’ residential in 2012. Extensive research and academic publication around a potential body emerged in the years that followed. In addition, a campaign to garner views from teaching professionals to explore how a membership body could be run “by teachers for teachers” gathered interest. This was carried out by the Claim Your College movement, a confusing name for a campaign that made little reference to those who work in colleges. But it led to what has become known as the Chartered College ...

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