For among the new college chiefs, headteachers and professors on the TTA's governing body, is Chris King, director of that leading supply agency, TimePlan.
Chris's appointment is particularly well-timed. TimePlan has just been dumpd from the contract to fill the TTA's 600 on-the-job training places for maths and science teachers.
The firm had been giving its all for almost a year, but sadly it managed to fill only 100 places. Schools, it seems, just didn't want to know, and the whole scheme has been shelved.
Chris will take to the board a wealth of experience of teacher supply and the private sector. Those meetings should be entertaining ...