I know there are lots of teachers on here and this is very important. Most of you will probably be unaware that the GTC has developed a Code of Conduct and Practice for teachers. If you have tried to read it, you will realise that it is so general and vague and so open to interpretation that it could be used against any teacher for any reason. It limits your right to free speech and your right to complain about your conditions of service. Also, the standards it imposes on registered teachers are higher than those needed for cannonisation in the Catholic church. There is a petition here that can be signed by anyone (teacher or not) to get this dangerous infringement of teachers' rights thrown out. If we don't succeed, this comes into effect in October 2009. You were consulted - apparently.