According to my wife, I have a need to join in; a desire to be part of something bigger. It is probably no surprise then that I was excited and intrigued by the potential for the Chartered College of Teaching, nor that I was one of the first people to sign up on the day membership opened.
Argyle Primary School recently hosted our assessment event in London. Kate Maher, Literacy Lead and Classroom Teacher at the school, is one of our Founding Members. We caught up with her to hear about her inspiration for being a teacher and her thoughts on the future of the profession.
At the Chartered College’s inaugural conference, Professor Robert Coe’s presentation ‘A Vision for Enhanced Professionalism’ introduced this carefully worded definition of evidence-based practice in medicine.
Membership of the Chartered College of Teaching opened last month and with it, the opportunity for teachers who join to access 2,000 academic journals and books.
I am often asked what the Chartered College of Teaching does; it is a question I find difficult to answer because the organisation, like the young people we work with, is still in its infancy.