WHAT WE DO

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom 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. By bringing the profession together and giving teachers a platform for their voices to be heard and their expertise to be respected, we can raise the status of teaching together.

OUR MISSION

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

Together we will raise the status of the teaching profession.

OUR MISSION

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

Together we will raise the status of the
teaching profession.

OUR VISION

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.

OUR VISION

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 a 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.

“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 PATRON

We are proud to have His Royal Highness Prince Phillip The Duke of Edinburgh as Patron of the Chartered College of Teaching since our launch in 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.