Delaying the award of qualified teacher status – a risk too far?

The consultation on strengthening QTS (Qualified Teacher Status) finishes today and while strengthening the profession is indeed vital against the current backdrop of teacher shortage, the devil has certainly been in the detail.

ATL comment on ETF launch of Advanced Teacher Status

Dr Mary Bousted, general secretary of the Association of Teachers and Lecturers (ATL), comments on today's launch of Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) for teachers and trainers by the Education and Training Foundation (ETF).

Teacher apprenticeships – a solution or threat?

As anyone currently struggling to hold school or household budgets together knows, money talks; key to whether bills can be paid, resources invested in, demands met.

Replacing QTS with accreditation will be a disaster

Bolstered by the National Audit Office and Public Accounts Committee, the voices of the sector have finally been heard by government, which has finally acknowledged the teacher recruitment and retention crisis.

Ending QTS will damage morale

If you were following the coverage of TUC Congress earlier this week, you could be forgiven for thinking only one education issue was on the agenda: grammar schools.