Other views

What are people saying about the College of Teaching who are not teachers, school leaders or part of a union?  Read here to see what others have to say.

Leah K Stewart – Founder of Beyond the Box Education & ‘Portfolio Career’

LeahKStewartAt 9 years old I decided ‘I want to be a teacher!’ Then, looking at my teachers, I saw we have wonderful people stressed by shifting targets, imaginative people not free to create and caring people in a system that doesn’t seem to care.

Could a College of Teaching help change this? Well, that’s up to us. The College will be shaped by those courageous enough to step up now as Founding Supporters. Let’s look at what that means…

Putting my teaching aspirations to the side, I figured the least I could do is help our economy by becoming qualified for high-end corporate or research career options. This worked out (1st Class Science Degree, industry offers for MSc sponsorship, PhD opportunities…) but, like so many of us who reach the end of formal education we find ourselves asking ‘What was that for?’ Read more here.