Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status

School-based mentors can now achieve chartered status after the Chartered College of Teaching has launched a new pathway dedicated to this crucial role.

The role of mentors in supporting the development, professional knowledge and classroom practice of new teachers has always been crucial, but was formalised in the government’s Early Career Framework, which itself guaranteed two years of support and development for new teachers.

As such, the Chartered College of Teaching has launched a new route to chartered status for mentors, which it says will “celebrate this essential role and recognise their expertise and accomplishments”.

Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status builds on the existing chartered status pathways for teachers and leaders, which have seen more than 1,600 individuals achieving or working towards the status.

A statement said that the new mentor pathway would provide “a professional accreditation, awarded to highly accomplished mentors who have achieved an advanced standard of practice in both their teaching and their mentoring”.

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