§ 14. Mr. Greg Knight
To ask the Secretary of State for Education and Science what progress has been made on agreeing a system of teacher appraisal and if he will make a statement.
§ Mrs. Rumbold
The national steering group overseeing the current pilot projects, on which the local authority and teacher associations are represented, will be submitting recommendations to my right hon. Friend next month for a national framework for teacher appraisal. In the light of these recommendations my right hon. Friend intends to make regulations in the autumn under section 49 of the Education (No. 2) Act 1986, requiring LEAs to implement schemes of appraisal covering all their teachers over the next few years.