Degree of opportunity

6th February 2009 at 00:00

The Tories are promising teachers more opportunities to develop subject expertise. Sabbaticals and bursaries would be offered to help them gain masters degrees and doctorates. Michael Gove, the shadow children's secretary, said the changes would attract more high-achieving graduates to teaching. "The best teachers enter the profession to communicate their love of the subject to the next generation," he said. "You shouldn't stop being an academic physicist or part of the community of university historians when you enter teaching. Instead, your commitment to learning should be supported."

The plans differ from those of Labour, which wants teachers to gain a masters in teaching learning, rather than their subject specialism.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now