As you will no doubt have seen, the government has indicated that it might be prepared to give financial and in-kind assistance towards the start-up costs of a new College of Teaching.

The Teacher Development Trust is part of the coalition of organisations behind the Claim Your College campaign working to help teachers bring the College into existence. This coalition has been in consultation with a wide range of stakeholders since the summer, and we have developed an implementation and business plan for the organisation, which could form the basis of an expression of interest to government.

Should we seek government assistance on behalf of the new organisation? If so, what kind of assistance should it be? Is this plan the best we can devise?

It is essential that you, as teachers, are at the heart of the college. It must be designed, driven and run by teachers for teachers. It will only become your college if it is relevant, high status and provides true professional progression for teachers.

We are therefore writing to ask you to join us to debate these points (apologies if you receive a duplicate invite from someone else – there are many parties in the this coalition). Join us:

Saturday 17 January
10.30am – 13.00
Waverley School, Birmingham [map]
Book now: click here (booking system kindly provided by SSAT)

(n.b. places are limited and filled on a first-come, first-served basis)

Please can you forward to all those teachers you think could be interested in participating.
We look forward to seeing you in the new year.

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