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Teaching Agency to be up and running from April 2012

New Teaching Agency to ensure supply of high quality teachers and training.

The Teaching Agency is a new executive agency that will be responsible for ensuring the supply of high quality teachers and training, and for teacher regulation. It will open in April 2012 and take on some key functions currently carried out by the Training and Development Agency for Schools, General Teaching Council for England, Children’s Workforce Development Council and the Qualifications and Curriculum Development Agency subject to the necessary parliamentary approvals..

The agency will support teachers, instructors, early years’ workers, classroom-based support staff, SENCOs, educational psychologists and examination officers.

Subject to parliamentary approval of related legislation, the Teaching Agency will be responsible for three key areas of delivery

  • supply and retention of the workforce
  • the quality of the workforce
  • regulation of teacher conduct.

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