Tim Brighouse, Schools Commissioner, 2002 - 2007
"Doctors save lives while teachers create them: indeed without either, societies could not claim to be civilised. Teachers need a single, clear voice for their vital role and an advocate for their own continuing learning needs.
That’s why the Chartered College of Teaching is such an important development. I wish it had been there when I set out to try to change the world.
To do just that I cannot escape the feeling that, had the Chartered College been in existence, I would have done better. That’s why I urge all teachers to join."