124. All Fitness to Teach cases should be held privately.

There’s nothing more satisfying than a public witch hunt! If it’s a teacher in the docks, we can all reminisce about a terrible teacher we had and we can vicariously live through some other teacher’s public investigation. Teachers who tend to get to the level of a public Fitness to Teach scenario are probably the … Read more124. All Fitness to Teach cases should be held privately.

080. Should We Collapse Droichead?

Droichead is the Teaching Council’s answer to inducting Newly Qualified Teachers, the year after they finish college. It is replacing the model where an inspector would visit an NQT twice in their year and assess whether they were effective enough to carry on being a teacher for the rest of their career. Droichead has had … Read more080. Should We Collapse Droichead?

017. Remove all Union Involvement from Teaching Council

The Teaching Council is made up of several union representatives, which make decisions on teaching conditions. The union therefore becomes both the decision maker and gatekeeper of the Teaching Council, which makes little sense. The union needs to take on the role of a strong gatekeeper from the Teaching Council. Droichead was an example of … Read more017. Remove all Union Involvement from Teaching Council

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