181 teachers and leaders graduate with Chartered Status at London ceremony
Chartered Status is a formal accreditation of teaching expertise awarded by the Chartered College of Teaching
Chartered Status strengthens teaching and benefits the education of students

The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teaching, has today (2nd July) awarded 181 individuals with Chartered Status. At a graduation ceremony at the Guildhall in London, teachers and leaders from across the country who have achieved an advanced standard of practice were recognised for their accomplishments with the sought-after formal accreditation. 

Joining the graduation were Further Education (FE) teachers and trainers from various settings, such as FE colleges, sixth form colleges, independent training providers, adult community education, prisons and employers. They were conferred with CTeach by achieving Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) through the Education and Training Foundation’s professional membership body, the Society for Education and Training (SET). In total, 180 individuals have achieved ATS since 2017, including 61 in this calendar year.

Since launching, over 1,600 people have started on their journey to Chartered Status. Individuals undertake a rigorous series of assessments and examinations to showcase their expertise. Half of those earning Chartered Status said they received a promotion or enhanced roles after gaining the accreditation. In contrast, 90% said they improved their use of research evidence and their effectiveness as teachers and leaders.  

Speaking at the graduation, Dame Alison Peacock – CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching – highlighted the importance of the graduates’ expertise in navigating the changing shape of evidence combined with intuition as part of a ‘relentless pursuit of what works’. Dame Alison also called on graduates to share their expertise with colleagues to help strengthen the profession for the benefit of all students. 

Dame Alison said:

Our graduates should be proud of their success in achieving Chartered Status. Working towards this prestigious accreditation is challenging – especially when juggling studies and teaching during a pandemic – but hugely worthwhile and beneficial to our profession. 

Chartered Status is the culmination of a great deal of hard work, but it is not the end of the journey. It is the beginning of the next stage. We hope teachers and leaders will take their collegial responsibilities seriously and support their colleagues and the wider profession to strengthen teaching and learning. That way, we can ensure children and young people benefit from the best possible education.”

Jenny Jarvis, Interim CEO at the Education and Training Foundation, said:

“On behalf of all of us at the ETF, I’m delighted to congratulate the 2021 cohort on attaining Chartered Teacher Status. All graduates can be very proud of their hard work and this fantastic achievement that will drive up professional standards across our sector.

“Continuous Professional Development (CPD) is vital to bolstering the quality of teaching across different educational contexts. Teachers who have invested in their professional development to attain Chartered Teacher Status are equipped to deliver the best for their learners, enabling them to transform individuals’ lives and positively impact communities and wider society.”

Teachers and leaders looking to be celebrated for their achievements and start their journey to Chartered Status can find out more on the Chartered College of Teaching website.