Nicky Morgan has yet to repudiate the claim by Gove, former Secretary of State for Education, that a key aim of a College of Teaching is to usurp the role of teacher trade unions

“It is little wonder that so few teachers have expressed support for the current model of a College of Teaching, which is set to be an exclusive club for those who can afford what is likely to be a significantly high membership fee.

North Beds NASUWT

“The idea that ministers are proposing to plough vast sums of taxpayers’ money into a College with the intention of allowing it to operate entirely free from political interference is risible”, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT.

Commenting on the announcement from the Secretary of State Nicky Morgan that she is to support plans to establish a College of Teaching, Chris Keates, General Secretary of the NASUWT, the largest teachers’ union in the UK, said:

“The NASUWT has never objected in principle to the creation of a dedicated professional body for teaching.

“In the right circumstances, such a body could have a useful role to play in the provision of professional development and training, commissioning high-quality research and sharing professional practice.

“The NASUWT has continued to emphasise that the deregulation of the teaching profession by Coalition Government and the lack of clarity about a College’s aims and objectives…

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