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Chartered College of Teaching announces first Council elections


Members and Fellows encouraged to “Be Involved” and stand
First ever Council will be integral to shaping future work of Chartered College
Members and Fellows eligible to stand for 22 Council positions
Deadline for standing is 29 June

The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teachers and leaders, has today announced its first elections to its Council. Members and Fellows are encouraged to ‘Be Involved’ and help shape the future of the teaching profession by standing for election to one of 22 Council positions, including the role of President, Vice Presidents and Treasurer.

Members and Fellows sit at the heart of the Chartered College’s work to connect, inform and inspire teachers to take pride in their profession and deliver the best possible education for children and young people. A crucial part of this work is the Council which will help shape the future direction of the Chartered College. As these will be the first elections to the Chartered College since it was awarded its Royal Charter, all positions to the Council will be elected.

The Council will be responsible for governing the Chartered College’s activity including setting its strategy and long-term direction. Council Members will serve for up to three years, with the election results announced at the Chartered College’s Annual General Meeting on 6th October.

Paul Dwyer, Chair of the Chartered College of Teaching Council, said: “The Council elections are a fantastic opportunity to ensure that the leadership and strategic direction of the Chartered College remain in the hands of teachers. The growth and impact of the College has been tremendous over the past 18 months, and the Council are incredibly proud of all that has been achieved. This is now an exciting new chapter for the organisation, and a real chance for teachers across the country to get involved and have their say about how we should best build on our success.”

Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said: “We know that great teaching can transform lives. At the Chartered College, we’re supporting teachers to transform the profession for current and future generations. Our Members are crucial to this work. These elections are the chance for teachers to ensure that our Council is representative and reflects our Members and classrooms up and down the country. I encourage Members and Fellows to consider standing and drive the change they want to see.”

The Chartered College has partnered with an experienced election service provider – UK Engage – to deliver its elections. To stand for election and play a leading role in the future development of the Chartered College, Members and Fellows should visit the election website: The deadline for standing is Friday 29 June.