Could you be a Council member of the Chartered College of Teaching?

Do you believe in empowering a knowledgeable and respected teaching profession?

Do you believe that practising teachers and leaders should have a strong voice in policy and practices that impact on your work?

Stand for election to the Council, join a group of committed professionals who care deeply about teaching and help grow a thriving professional community that already impacts 45,000 teachers.

Whether you are an early career teacher, a classroom teacher with many years of experience, or a school or MAT leader, if you are a full member (MCCT), or a Fellow (FCCT),  of the Chartered College you are eligible to stand for election.

If you are a Fellow, and you can demonstrate interest and experience in the education system or policy at a regional or national level, you could additionally stand for one of two Vice-President posts. Council members and Vice-Presidents are elected for four years, although one of the Vice-President posts is a  bye-election and will be for two years.

Why should I stand for election?

Being a Council member allows you to use your professional skills and knowledge to shape the Chartered College’s strategy, to be an advocate for the College and to represent the College with stakeholders. We are committed to developing a culture which values diversity of opinion and thought; we need a wide range of voices on the Council, reflecting the diversity of education staff, so that our decision-making is inclusive of the whole profession. We need your expertise.

What would I be doing as a Council member?

Over the last few years, the Council has been instrumental in reviewing and approving our strategic direction. This has included overseeing our transition plan to becoming financially independent and making sure that we are financially sustainable as well as giving advice on the changes we’ve made to our Chartered Status courses. 

Being elected to the Council would mean a commitment to three full Council meetings a year and participation in at least one Committee, which meet around  three times a year too, along with the preparation needed to play a full part. You would also be expected to attend the AGM, and to take part in induction training.

Almost all of these meetings are online, and usually twilight or Saturday events. You are also encouraged to represent the College at meetings, champion the College through your networks, and attend the amazing graduation ceremonies for Chartered Teachers.

How can I stand for election?

Are you tempted by the idea of sharing your professional expertise to shape your professional body, and through that to bridge the gap between practice and research?

Could you help us to have a real and lasting impact on the shape of your profession and its professional body?

Nominations for the six Council member positions and two Vice-President positions (open to Fellows)  will open on 11 September 2023, and close on 6 October.

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