Follow up to Great teachers report

12 June 2013

Call for evidence

The Education Committee has decided to hold a short inquiry to follow up its 2012 report Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best, focussing primarily on the School Direct programme and on proposals for a College of Teaching.  Details of oral evidence will be announced in due course.

The Committee invites brief written comments on developments in the past year, and issues associated with:

- Proposals for a College of Teaching
- School Direct

In view of the nature of this inquiry, please limit written submissions to no more than 2 sides of A4.  The deadline for receipt of evidence is Monday 8 July.

The Committee’s inquiry will begin taking oral evidence in July 2013.

Please note
As part of a scheme to encourage paperless working and maximise efficiency, the Committee is piloting a new web portal for online submissions of written evidence. Written submissions for this inquiry should therefore be sent via the Education Committee website- Please click the link here
Written evidence

The deadline is Monday 8 July 2013. In this instance submissions should be no longer than 2 sides of A4.

Submissions should be in the format of a self-contained memorandum. Paragraphs should be numbered for ease of reference, and the document should, if possible, include an executive summary.

Submissions should be original work, not previously published or circulated elsewhere. Once submitted, your submission becomes the property of the Committee and no public use should be made of it unless you have first obtained permission from the Clerk of the Committee. Please bear in mind that Committees are not able to investigate individual cases.

The Committee normally, though not always, chooses to publish the written evidence it receives, either by printing the evidence, publishing it on the internet or by making it publicly available through the Parliamentary Archives. If there is any information you believe to be sensitive you should highlight it and explain what harm you believe would result from its disclosure; the Committee will take this into account in deciding whether to publish or further disclose the evidence.

For data protection purposes, it would be helpful if individuals wishing to submit written evidence send their contact details in a covering letter. You should be aware that there may be circumstances in which the House of Commons will be required to communicate information to third parties on request, in order to comply with its obligations under the Freedom of Information Act 2000.


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