Listening GTC needs support
The GTC, if utilised, should help with this but if denigrated from the outset then we are shooting ourselves in the foot.
Although I agree that funding is still inappropriate, and training needs to be enhanced, I know through the work I do with the Teacher Training Agency, National College for School Leadership and the Department for Education and Skills that there is a lot of good work being done to support the further development of our workforce.
I also know that the GTC listens when we give it the opportunity to do so.
We should ask "What can I do to support this work?"
Brenda Bigland Headteacher, Lent Rise school Burnham, Buckinghamshire