Shadow education secretary Tristram Hunt has also announced that teachers would have to choose one of three new career routes, specialising either in classroom teaching methods, curriculum development in chosen subjects, or pursuit of eventual leadership roles.
The Observer newspaper reported that the idea of master teachers as models of best practice – a system operating in Singapore – was recommended to Gove in a review on standards for the coalition government in 2011, but the policy was not taken up
According to the newspaper, the title would be awarded to those who met standards to be set by an independent body.
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