MPs examine proposals for a College of Teaching

17 July 2013

The Education Committee will hold the first evidence session in its inquiry following up on its 2012 report Great Teachers: Attracting, training and retaining the best, on Wednesday 17 July. The session will focus chiefly on proposals for a college of teaching.


Wednesday 17 July, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 9.30am

  • Chris Pope, Co-Director, Prince's Teaching Institute
  • Professor Derek Bell, Professor of Education, The College of Teachers
  • Dr Lesley Saunders, Educationist, Visiting Professor, IOE
  • Dr Patrick Roach, Deputy General Secretary, NASUWT

At 10.30am

  • Peter Kent, Headteacher, Lawrence Sherriff School
  • Anne Swift, Headteacher, Gladstone Road Infant School, Scarborough
  • Dame Joan McVittie, Headteacher, Woodside High School
  • David Weston, Chief Executive, Teacher Development Trust

Purpose of the session

This is the first of two sessions of oral evidence in which the Committee will follow up its report on Great Teachers (April 2012). This session will focus on proposals for a College of Teaching. The Committee will be taking evidence from education experts, headteachers, NASUWT, the Prince's Teaching Institute, The College of Teachers and the Teacher Development Trust.

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