11 February 2016, The Tablet

Charter for change

by Paul Barber

Tablet Education

The new College of Teaching is expected to herald a big shift for the teaching profession. One of its trustees, Paul Barber, pictured, explains why it is important for Catholic schools In education, we are used to new initiatives. But, occasionally, something comes along that has the potential to have a huge impact, long into the future. The launch of the College of Teaching presents us with one of those once-in-a-lifetime moments.The college is the new independent chartered professional body for teachers. Surgeons and solicitors, engineers and accountants, physicians and architects: all have had chartered bodies at the heart of their profession for a long time. Recently, many other chartered professional bodies have been founded: for plumbers and ecologists, secretaries and payroll prof
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