Teachers share their roadmap for the future of teaching in new book

The Chartered College of Teaching’s new book brings together reflections from teachers on the future of education in a landmark series of essays, aimed at inspiring change and addressing some of the most pressing issues facing teaching and learning.

As social inequalities loom larger than ever before across the country, education is one of the most powerful tools to help level the playing field and equip children and young people with the opportunities and skills to succeed in life.

The free book, “Future of Teaching: Celebrating Teacher Expertise”, showcases the latest thinking from teachers on key challenges, including diversity in the curriculum and improving parental engagement with learning, to help the sector overcome these obstacles and leverage education as a force for good for students.

Each article blends personal experience, independent research and best practice which fellow teachers can implement in their own classroom to benefit students. Insights include:

  • Decolonisation, power and knowledge in the curriculum, by Bennie Kara, FCCT, Deputy Headteacher and Director, Adhara Education, Derby
  • Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing in primary schools, by Adrian Bethune, MCCT, Teacher, Broughton Junior School, Aylesbury
  • Levelling the playing field and promoting social mobility through education, byJonathan Doherty, FCCT, Leeds Trinity University, Leeds
  • Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals through social action in primary schools, by Naheeda Maharasingam, FCCT, Headteacher, Rathfern Primary School, London

Through this book, The Chartered College of Teaching aims to shine a light on the current inequities in education and what schools are doing to address this, helping teachers enhance their professional knowledge and work together to plug the gaps.

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO at the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

“We are incredibly proud to launch this collection of essays, by teachers for teachers, on the future of education. When we consider the complexities of the challenges we face, it is clear teachers who are in the classroom each day, supporting students and listening to their needs, must be the ones to help pave the way for a brighter education future with children at the heart. We hope this free book will be a useful collective resource for the sector to draw on and inform teaching approaches.”

To download the free book, visit the Future of Teaching page.