GTCE criticism

20th November 2009 at 00:00

The General Teaching Council for England has failed to engage with teachers and is not a "convincing" professional body, a survey of its 15 key partners has concluded. The remit is viewed as being too wide and has not won the "hearts and minds" of school staff, according to research commissioned by the council. The body can also be regarded as too close to government, rather than a champion for teachers, lacking "grassroots engagement in teachers' professional lives". A GTCE spokeswoman said work was being undertaken to improve its communication.

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