Turf wars not on GTC's agenda
Many teachers, and unions, have been campaigning for years for a GTC. Now that the fee for teachers to register with the GTC has been set - pound;19.50 a year after tax relief - we're determined to get on with the job of poving ourselves to the profession. We're already lobbying hard on securing an entitlement to high quality professional development for all teachers and next month will begin consulting on a professional code. The associated issues of recruitment, retention and the pressures on teachers' time will also be high on our agenda.
The GTC is made up of a majority of teachers who believe in the potential of an independent and powerful voice. We're not interested in turf wars but in making a difference for teachers.
General Teaching Council