We are delighted to announce that we have received an initial grant from The Mercer’s Company which will enable us to proceed with the recruitment of an independent board for the College of Teaching as described in our proposal (see here). Today the DfE has also announced its support for the Claim Your College proposal and reiterated the commitment to support the setting up of the College without in any way compromising its independence. The related Claim Your College press release can be found here.
This is in line with the decision of the stakeholder consultation meetings in January where it was agreed that government support could only be accepted on a ‘no strings’ basis. We will continue to work with officials on the detail of this offer and once agreement has been reached we will make that public.
Thank you once again for your engagement and support so far. We hope you will continue to engage with the new College and contribute to the founding of an organisation which truly represents the best professional practice in teaching and supports teachers to achieve excellence for learners.
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