A Government consultation paper on teachers' professional development, published this month, outlines a national framework of standards for teachers to use as a guide.
Ministers will be consulting on professional bursaries and sabbaticals for teachers, and investing pound;6 million to support teacher research.
A consultation paper n supply teachers includes proposals for a quality mark scheme for supply agencies and distance learning packages.
The papers are available from the DfEE publications line on 0845 602 2260. Quote reference 00142000 for supply teachers and 00082000 for professional development or 0009 for the summary and questionnaire.