Commenting on the new ‘stuck schools’ report by Ofsted, Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“No matter what school a child is in, or where in the country they are based, they deserve excellent teaching. Despite a perfect storm of increased expectation, constant change and stretched resources teachers are frequently going above and beyond in their work to deliver the best possible education. However, our teachers need our support if we are to help schools tackle the myriad challenges they face and thrive.
“We need to do more to show we value our teachers and their expertise, such as through our Chartered Teacher Programme. We need to make sure that teachers are given access to the tools and the insights to make the decisions that are right for their pupils. We also need to do more to connect our profession and work together to tackle the isolation that some schools face.
“Change must not be for change’s sake, it needs to be driven by informed teachers and leaders with the confidence in their decisions and the support of their community.”