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Should weak teachers face the firing squad?

Most teachers who leave schools while on a capability procedure end up at other schools with a tax-free pay-off in their pockets, while the General Teaching Council for England never even gets to hear about them.

The ability of headteachers to use such procedures as a way of getting rid of any teacher they please, regardless of ability, must be tackled before there can be any hope of tightening up this corrupt system.

Mr Awkward, Via www.tes.co.uk.

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