PAT's choice challenged

20th February 1998 at 00:00
Kay Driver, the "preferred candidate" of the Professional Association of Teachers for its general secretary, has been challenged for the post and a ballot will take place next month.

Ms Driver, deputy general secretary of the Secondary Heads Association, was chosen from a shortlist of six by the union's council.

Under trade union law a ballot of the membership is required if there is competition for the job. Dick Cribb, a PAT council member and field officer in Kent, and Ian Elfick, headteacher of a special school in Edinburgh and former chair of the union's Scottish Executive Committee, have now thrown their hats into the ring. The result will be announced on March 25.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now