In its Schools White Paper published today: The Importance of Teaching, the government has promised to "develop sustainable approaches to teacher development". These are going to be Teaching Schools it seems, along the medical school model, an idea whose time, it would appear has come round again. Actually, it's not at all clear what will be sustainable about them; I wonder whether any will make a feature of the other sort of sustainability. Let's hope so. Buried in the Paper is the news that the useless TDA is for the chop. Not all bad news, then.