Shorter Ofsted inspections for good schools, classroom teachers earning £70,000-a-year and more and for-profit schools run by teachers, these are just some of the policies put forward by a think tank in its new poll. The general election is now less than a year away, and the right-of-centre think tank Policy Exchange has compiled a poll to hear what teachers would like to see from the three main parties ahead of 7 May 2015.
Policy wonks have compiled a list of recommendations that were put forward at the time of the last election back in 2010, which included the very prescient call of Ofsted inspectors to be brought in-house. And ahead of a special Policy Exchange conference on the subject on Saturday 7 June, it wants to hear which policies teachers would like the parties to offer in the run up to polling day. The proposals will then be published during the event using the hashtag #PXed2015. The conference, which TES is media partnering, will feature keynote speeches from education secretary Michael Gove and Labour’s education spokesman Tristram Hunt. To take part in the survey and for more informaiton on the event itself click here.