Fireman beware, the teachers are coming. David Cameron’s new National Teaching Service plans to, “…create a central pool of talented teachers, with support and training, who could be deployed where they were most needed.” Teachers really could brush up their skills while waiting to be ‘deployed’.
What political nonsense; as ever in the run up to an election. What the system needs is simplification and robust organisation, not new short-termist gimmicks. If we spent less money on complex, witch-hunting inspectorates there would be more to spend on quality teacher training. If we were to slash the endless bureaucracy associated with the profession we could pay teachers a proper wage, encourage good quality new recruits and leave teachers to actually teach. That quality would filter down and the system would improve root and branch.
Just not Politic enough.