How should incompetent teachers be handled?
The BBC's Panorama has learnt that only 18 UK teachers have been struck off for incompetence in the past 40 years. What is the best way to handle incompetence?
This is despite the ex-chief inspector of UK schools, Chris Woodhead, estimating some 15,000 are not up to the job. Panorama has found that bad teachers are moved between schools, rather than having their competency challenged.
Teaching unions dispute the claims. The General Teaching Council for England, says the number is "not clear".
What do you think of the way teacher's incompetence is dealt with? Is the competence system credible? What makes a competent teacher?
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