Give the council more credit

13th February 2004 at 00:00
I was surprised when reading your front-page article which makes reference to the General Teaching Council.

For more than a year I worked on the GTC teacher recruitment and retention forum in a voluntary capacity. During this time I witnessed a great deal of work being done by the GTC to promote the issues surrounding this vitally important subject. This culminated in a national conference held in London which was supported by educationists, education authorities, trade unions and the Department for Education and Skills.

I believe that the GTC has helped to re-shape the agenda surrounding the retention of teachers and has clearly influenced government thinking in this area.

It would be good to see The TES reporting all the many positive things that the GTC has achieved.

Fiona Allen Headteacher Corsham primary school Pound Pill, Wiltshire

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