The merged Teaching Agency and National College will be known as the National College for Teaching and Leadership, Education Secretary Michael Gove announced yesterday. This is from the DfE…
The National College for Teaching and Leadership is a single agency focused on promoting high-quality teaching and school leadership. Its remit will also include continuous professional and leadership development and supporting school improvement.
The main driver behind the merger is to bring together the key building blocks for the creation of the school-led system. The new agency will build on the best from the Teaching Agency and National College and will work in new ways to support the school-led system.
Education Secretary Michael Gove said:
The creation of the National College for Teaching and Leadership brings together and builds on the excellent work led by the Teaching Agency and the National College. Importantly it will ensure that the best schools are at the heart of teacher training, professional development and school improvement. High-quality teaching and leadership are vital in raising standards in schools.
Charlie Taylor, chief executive of the new agency, said:
The merger of the National College and Teaching Agency makes perfect sense. This is an exciting opportunity, uniting the strengths of both.
Together we will be better able to support the best schools, the best leaders and the best teachers as they lead the system.