Higher Still bowls a googly;General Teaching Council

11th June 1999 at 01:00
Neil Munro rounds up an outbreak of contentious issues at the General Teaching Council in Edinburgh

* No formal evidence will be submitted to the team currently carrying out a Government review of GTC activities. The council describes the timing as "unfortunate" since the review coincides with the election of new members who are not yet "in their stride".

* The Cabinet Office says all 49 members of the GTC will have to subscribe to the code of practice for quangos, covering conflicts of interests and standards in public life.

* A committee will be set up on guidance in the primary school.

* The Scottish Consultative Council on the Curriculum's contentious paper on schools and culture was dismissed as "an important issue which has been treated disappointingly".

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