Chartered Teacher programme pilot open for applications

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Applications have opened for the pilot cohort of the new Chartered Teacher programme in England.

The programme has been developed by the newly established Chartered College of Teaching.

Chartered Teacher status “will recognise the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers”.

The programme will include a range of different assessments to test applicants’ skills and knowledge against those set out in the Chartered College’s Professional Principles, published earlier this year.

Areas include deep subject knowledge, understanding of pedagogy and assessment, excellent classroom practice, as well as critical evaluation, engagement with research evidence and a desire to contribute to the profession.

Assessments will include written and oral assignments, completion of a CPD plan, participation in debates, a small-scale research or improvement project, and submission of a portfolio of videos of practice, work samples and reflections. There will also be four face-to-face training and assessment days, a range of online activities and participants will also have the support of an experienced mentor.

A total of 150 teachers will be accepted on to the pilot, which will begin in January and will take 14 months to complete. The cost for participants will be reduced to £450. The full cost of the programme is expected to be £850.

Meanwhile, the Chartered College has also said that its Professional Principles will undergo further revision, with the next phase of open consultation due to begin this month.

Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive, Chartered College of Teaching, explained: “In developing our set of Professional Principles, we have drawn on a wide research base about what makes effective teaching, considering all of those things that really have an impact on the progress of children and young people in our schools, colleges and other settings.

“Those achieving Chartered Teacher Status will be recognised for evidence-informed, high quality teaching practice, benefiting the young people we teach while raising the status of teachers and their important role in education and society.

“The Chartered Teacher programme will support teachers’ personal, professional and career development and will acknowledge and celebrate the fantastic work that happens in classrooms across the country every day.”


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