Should weak teachers face the firing squad?
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.
SarahIRISCPD, Via www.tes.co.uk.