Teaching quality: Policy papers
published: 15 Jul 2011
This GTC legacy suite of papers identifies a range of factors that enhance the quality of teaching, based on 11 years of providing evidence informed policy advice. The papers makes available an important source of evidence,to current and future policy makers based on research and including the views and experiences of thousands of practising classroom teachers, head teachers, parents and children and young people. They are also offered as formal advice to the Secretary of State for Education, under the GTC’s statutory remit.
The papers explore a variety of key questions for teachers and policy-makers, including:
- Who is best placed to take the lead in ensuring that teaching in England becomes the best in the world – Government? Or the profession and its stakeholders?
- What is professional accountability – and how should it work in practice?
- What common standards and measures of quality should the public expect across England’s 23,000 schools - and how can these be assured?
- How should teachers’ progress - from beginner to experienced practitioner - be assessed and managed?
- How research and evidence are fundamental to achieving better quality teaching in classrooms?
You can download the 11 papers together as a single PDF, or individually.
- Teaching quality: Policy papers (1.22MB)