Should weak teachers face the firing squad?

15th April 2011 at 01:00

Sir Michael Barber, Tony Blair's former education adviser, has argued on many occasions that unsupported, unchallenged teachers fall into the poorly performing category, a teacher who is highly challenged but unsupported feels demoralised, and a teacher who is highly supported but unchallenged becomes complacent.

I agree that the system makes it difficult to remove "bad" teachers. However, I am tired of continuing professional development being cut to two days a year when it is an excellent opportunity to motivate teachers.


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