I was fortunate enough to wangle a place at the launch of the Chartered College of Teaching inaugural conference today (16 Feb 2017) in spite of not yet being a member. And I mean that “yet”. I’m a big fan of the idea of a professional body or, in the more earnest jargon, learned society. In fact, last year I applied to become one of the founding trustees of the College but, after a very tough process, was informed by email that it was not to be. It was quite a blow as I would have loved to have played a part in the creation and governance of this body.
But, in spite of this support (quite possibly because of it) I have some significant concerns about how we as a profession grasp this historic opportunity to put ourselves on a level playing field with surgeons, accountants, surveyors and…
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