From the forums - Licensed to teach
(Teachers would need to renew their licence) every few years, apparently, under a future Labour government. Your thoughts?
Just leave us alone ... and let us do the job we're trained to do.
A failing teacher would be exposed in an inspection, on capability and out within six weeks - how much more scrutiny do we need?
This is yet another political sound bite used to gain media time and to try to score political points. There will be many more attacks on teachers as we approach the general election.
We should all quit en masse.
the davy lamp
Who are all these bad teachers who require this witch-hunt? Will there be a mass exodus to private education? I can see only more misery - suicides and early deaths - caused by this added stress.
If this meant getting rid of some of the other types of scrutiny, then maybe OK. Otherwise, no way.
Teachers relentlessly moan about not being recognised as professionals. Registration following that of medics and the legal profession could well mean a raise in profile. In practice, ensuring you're not getting complacent or lazy is not such a big ask.
The other professions have to pay (through the nose) to be licensed. I'm wondering just how much this relicensing business would cost us.
Will all those unqualified teachers in free schools be kicked out as they won't be licensed? No? Then it's a total waste of time.
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