Public play role on GTC panels

15th July 2005 at 01:00
In last week's issue of The TES it was suggested that lay members will not be allowed to sit on disciplinary panels convened by England's General Teaching Council. In fact, the GTCE is comprised of teaching professionals and lay members, so non-teachers already participate in hearings, with two teachers and one lay member sitting on panels. The GTCE did, however, vote to exclude from panels non-council members, who would have been selected through the public appointments process.

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