Although the idea has been around for a long time, the latest impetus for the idea of a College of Teaching was provided in May 2012 by the cross-party Education Committee. Since an exploratory workshop held by the PTI in September 2012 there have been a number of publications and articles that provide perspectives on the idea.

A selection of them are listed below:

 Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best, Vol 1 (House of Commons Education Committee report, 1 May 2012)

Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best, Vol 2  (House of Commons Education Committee report, 1 May 2012)

Great teachers: attracting, training and retaining the best, Vol 3 (House of Commons Education Committee report, 1 May 2012)

Government response to the Education Select Committee report into Great teachers: Attracting, training and retaining the best. (House of Commons Education Committee report, 16 July 2012)

 Investigating the appetite for and remit of a new member-driven College of Teaching: An exploratory workshop (The Prince‚Äôs Teaching Institute, 24th September 2012)

Taking Teacher Development Seriously: A proposal to establish a National Teaching Institute for Teacher Professional Development in England (Tim Brighouse and Bob Moon, January 2013)

Education Today, Vol 63/1 Spring 2013 (College of Teachers)

Towards a Royal College of Teaching(Royal College of Surgeons, 30 April 2013)

A World Class Teaching Profession - A Government Consultation (Department for Education, 9 December 2014)

Claim Your College Response (February 2015)