The Teaching Agency and National College are set to merge to create a single agency focussed on teaching and school leadership, the Department of Education announced yesterday.
According to the Department for Education:
this move is the next stage in the Government’s reform programme to raise standards in schools, with the best leaders and best teachers working together to develop a self-improving school system.
The new agency will lead on delivering school workforce reforms. Its remit will include teacher training, continuous professional development and supporting school improvement to address underperformance in the education system and will formally come into effect at the end of March 2013.
Charlie Taylor, the current chief executive of the Teaching Agency will, with immediate effect also become the chief executive of the National College, and will lead the new agency.
This relates to England only.