Other reports have reached similar conclusions. Action is needed on three fronts. First, all teachers need to be made aware of the benefits of masters-level courses. Second, funding should be increased to allow all staff, including those in the post-compulsory and early-years sectors, to have access to such provision. Finally, the Department for Education and Skills must withdraw its recent threat to remove the pound;20 million available for postgraduate training from the Training and Development Agency for Schools' budget.
James Rogers Executive Director, Universities Council for the Education of Teachers (UCET), London