No doubts

20th February 2004 at 00:00
Your leader (TES, February 13) suggests that the General Teaching Council for England doubts the capacity of the profession to respond to the greater emphasis on self-evaluation proposed by the Office for Standards in Education.

Quite to the contrary, the focus of our work over the past year with teachers, key partners and Ofsted has been on identifying how self-evaluation works best in different circumstances. Our concern is to provide a greater degree of teacher and wider community review, recognising both the need for transparency and the need to better utilise teachers' informed professional and collective judgment.

John Beattie

Chair of the GTCE

London WC1

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