Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Good Teachers are born not made...

Mr Gove has said that he will encourage those who retire from the Armed Forces to try their hand in the classroom. Writes Alice Thomson in today's Times. Good teachers are born, not made.

He should throw open the school doors to managers, professionals, sportsmen and parents who want to give it a go. they should be given a trial in the classroom, observing teachers and being observed.

Those who thrive can then receive more formal training and proper renumeration for their talents. Those that flounder can leave before they have committed themselves to an unsuitable vocation.

Good teachers should back a plan that could turn them into an awe-inspiring profession and it would give children a better chance to succeed - whatever type of school they attend.