What we do

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to empower a knowledgeable and respected teaching profession through membership and accreditation. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.

Through Chartered College of Teaching membership, teachers have access to a wealth of research, resources and insight to enable excellent teaching. This includes termly issues of our award-winning journal, Impact, online access to over 1,000 journal articles from previous issues, accreditation of Chartered Status, access to our Early Career Hub and MyCollege, exclusive events connecting teachers to collaborate and share practice, access to one of the world’s largest databases of education research journals and research digests, guides and reviews giving you summaries of the latest research to develop your practice with the latest evidence. Our members have access to the tools to constantly develop their skills and teaching expertise.

We are supporting the profession to shape the future of teaching. In these challenging times, it is more important than ever that teachers are celebrated for their expertise and professionalism and that teachers have the opportunity to have their voice heard through consultations, surveys and roundtables. The Chartered College of Teaching is an unequivocally positive voice for teaching, raising the status of the profession to benefit teachers, their students and the whole of society.


Empowering a knowledgeable and respected teaching profession

through membership and accreditation.


Celebrate, support and connect teachers to provide world-class education benefiting
pupils and society.

Together we will raise the status of the
teaching profession.


We are collaborative. We are committed. We are professional.


Teachers are working in the most effective, informed way to provide the best possible education for children and young people now, and in the future.

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We celebrate teachers

Teachers deserve to be recognised for their knowledge and expertise in improving the lives of young people. Membership celebrates a teacher’s commitment to the profession and dedication to being the best teacher possible.

We support teachers

We support teachers to deliver excellent teaching through access to research. We also support teachers to constantly develop their expertise and knowledge of effective practice.

We connect teachers

We provide a space for ongoing debate and a platform for the voices of all teachers to be heard by decision-makers. By fostering a spirit of collaboration across the profession we can deliver the best outcomes for children and young people.

Charity Trustees’ Report and Financial Statements

Access the Chartered College of Teaching’s 2022/2023 annual report and accounts.

“Teachers and schools are at the heart of what we do. We want to support the teaching profession to thrive in an optimal, research-informed way, providing the best possible education for children and young people.”

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Chief Executive Officer of the Chartered College of Teaching

Our history and Royal Charter

For nearly 170 years, the teaching profession has had a Royal Charter, initially granted by Queen Victoria in 1849 to the College of Preceptors, to protect and serve teachers.

In 2017, this Royal Charter was transferred to a new professional body – the Chartered College of Teaching. A supplemental Charter to create the Chartered College of Teaching was approved by the Privy Council in June 2016 and sealed in July 2017.

Our Vice Patron

Dame Julia Cleverdon DCVO, CBE has been Vice Patron of the Chartered College of Teaching since 2018. As Vice President of Business in the Community and former Special Adviser to The Prince’s Charities, concentrating on responsible business practice, she promotes collaboration among senior leaders from business, government, education and community organisations to build a more robust civil society.