GAdvanced skills

14th September 2001 at 01:00
Blink and you missed the Department for Education and Skills' consultation on Advanced Skills Teachers, which opened on July 9 and closed on August 21. The Government is proposing a new statutory duty on heads to ensure that ASTs are released for outreach work.

ASTs are supposed to promote best practice in teaching, both in their own school and others. But finding the time to do this has proved problematic. Headteachers' organisations have said new statutory powers are unnecessary.

"The sole condition should be that the duty is discharged only where reasonably practical in the judgment of the head," said the National Association of Headteachers. "Any other condition is entirely at odds with the head's management role."

The consultation paper also proposes that ASTs should not carry management responsibility for staff or resources but should be a member of the senior management team.

www.dfes.gov.ukconsultationslisting.htm

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

Comments

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