The TES is reporting that new teachers should be put on a 10-year career plan which could see them become senior leaders by the age of 30, according to the national schools commissioner.
Sir David Carter made his proposal to help tackle a “desperate” teacher recruitment and retention problem at Whole Education’s annual conference in London, but later stressed this was not official DfE policy.
He called for groups of schools to work together – “call them trusts, call them teaching school alliances, I don’t really care what they are called” – to conceive the decade-long career path.
He set out the following plan for new teachers entering the profession:
Years one and two: induction
Years three and four: work with other new teachers to develop their pedagogy together; lead pedagogy for their organisation
Years five and six: getting ready for a leadership role
Years seven and eight: start fullfilling leadership roles
Years nine and 10: take senior leadership roles
What do you think? Is this type of 10-year plan reasonable and realistic? How else should the teacher retention problem be tackled? Let us know your thoughts in the comments or via Twitter…
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