The Chartered College of Teaching has announced a new route to Chartered Status for school-based mentors. Launching in the 2022/23 academic year, Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status will celebrate mentors’ essential role in supporting teacher development and recognising their expertise and accomplishments with the brand new accreditation.
Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status will build on the success of Chartered Status for teachers and leaders, which has seen over 1,600 individuals set out on their Chartered journey. Mentors who participate will have the opportunity to demonstrate their expertise as they progress through four assessment units to attain the high standard expected of Chartered Status:
1. The Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice
2. The Development of Teaching Practice Award (Mentor)
3. The Professional Knowledge Award (Mentor)
4. The Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry
Each unit can be taken as a standalone and is individually certified by the Chartered College of Teaching, with credits towards Chartered Status. Mentors will be awarded Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status and the post-nominals CTeach (Mentor) upon completion of all units and successful completion.
The Chartered College of Teaching will be seeking views from the profession to inform the design of this brand new accreditation via consultation in Summer.
Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:
“Our teachers – especially those in the early stages of their career – have experienced tremendous disruption throughout the pandemic. They need to receive the best possible support to adapt and continually develop for the benefit of their students. This is why school-based mentors are so important. We want to recognise mentors for their crucial role and provide them with the knowledge and expertise to deliver the best possible support to those entering the profession. We hope mentors will feed into the development of this new path to our sought-after Chartered Status so that expert teaching is at the heart of our profession.”
Individuals and organisations are encouraged to register their interest to find out more about Chartered Status for mentors and feed into the upcoming consultation.