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The General Teaching Council is looking for teachers to sit on its disciplinary committees. It wants 15 teachers who can spare up to 12 days a year to hear allegations of unacceptable professional conduct and serious professional incompetence. To apply, call 0121 345 0232 or visit

Rich countries must deliver a pound;400 million aid boost to save millions of people in Afghanistan from missing an education, says Oxfam. A report by the charity says that more than half of all Afghan children do not attend school. The report said rich countries were not providing nearly enough aid, despite promises. Oxfam has called on the international community to invest $563 million (pound;300 million) over the next five years to rebuild 7,800 schools and provide textbooks. Photograph: Getty

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