Offering teachers a ten-year development plan, rather than the cyclical 1-year review meeting could be an integral part of keeping teachers in the profession, claimed Sir David Carter today at the GL Assessment conference in Manchester.
Speaking to delegates, the National Schools Commissioner, advocated that such a plan would offer a clear road-map to teachers starting their careers, along with teachers who are already established in their careers. Along with this suggestion, Sir David also called for leaders to be resilient, imaginative and bold when improving their schools, insisting that improvements should be made over a 2-3 year period, rather than expected quick fixes.
Following on from this David Crossley from Whole education also called for inspectors to stop failing schools. He called for OFSTED to fail aspects of the school or leadership, but to fail a whole school is counter-productive to all the positive facets which will be evident inside each establishment.