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Ofqual supports new teaching measures in England

Ofqual welcomes the establishment of a new teaching body, College of Teaching, and a teaching development fund.

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We welcome the establishment of a new teaching body, College of Teaching, and a teaching development fund.

This news is very welcome and we support Department for Education’s work to assist the professional development of teachers. It’s right that teachers should enjoy the same status as professionals in medicine and law, with high standards of practice and access to the very best development opportunities.

Good qualifications and assessment depend on the skills and professionalism of teachers. Establishing a college of teaching and a professional teaching development fund could play an important role in strengthening assessment and improving confidence in qualifications.

Published 9 December 2014