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Tristram Hunt: A ray of Hope for Teachers?

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The Shadow Education Secretary Tristram Hunt set out Labour’s plan on 11th January 2014 for teacher licenses to ‘update skills’. A similar idea was originally proposed by former Schools Secretary Ed Balls in 2009 but was abandoned before the 2010 election. Mr Hunt told the BBC that the idea was about recognising the ‘enormously important’ role that teachers play and helping the profession grow. This, he said, means continuing professional development’. If you’re not a motivated teacher- passionate about your subject, passionate about being in the classroom- then you shouldn’t really be in this profession’.

I personally have a bit of an issue with this statement. As a rule I don’t disagree with things the Government or the opposition party says just for the sake of it. I agree with many things taking place in education at the moment. For example, I truly believe we need Ofsted. As a profession…

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