What do members want from a new government?

At the Chartered College of Teaching, we believe that education policy should focus on developing and sustaining teacher professionalism. Policy-makers and the profession need to work together to create sustainable change for the benefit of children and young people. This… Continue Reading What do members want from a new government?

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StickyAs we move towards a general election, it’s vital that the voices of teachers and school leaders are heard

A new government must commit to developing its plans for education in partnership with the profession. We see what our pupils and their families need in order to flourish, and we are committed to education as the route to shaping… Continue Reading As we move towards a general election, it’s vital that the voices of teachers and school leaders are heard

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StickyA profession-led inspection system? There’s a lot of work to do

At the risk of stating the obvious, there are many problems with Ofsted. Most worrying is the enormous fear it instils in the profession, limiting innovation and creativity, and driving too many teachers and leaders away from the job they… Continue Reading A profession-led inspection system? There’s a lot of work to do

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StickyHow an understanding of professionalism underpins our response to Ofsted’s Big Listen

Ofsted inspections need to change. Earlier this year, almost all of more than 2,000 members who responded to our poll agreed, with 83% wanting inspections paused, and 15% suggesting inspection should continue while reforms take place. Even some of those… Continue Reading How an understanding of professionalism underpins our response to Ofsted’s Big Listen

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Creating time and space for all voices to be heard

Cragside Primary School Cragside Primary school is a two-form entry primary school in Newcastle-Upon-Tyne. At Cragside, we aim to provide children with an education that: inspires and nurtures; celebrates individuality and diversity; and equips every child to make a positive… Continue Reading Creating time and space for all voices to be heard

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Rethinking Accountability

Dr Vic Cook, Education and Research Project Specialist, Chartered College of Teaching It has been argued that there is an urgent need to rethink the accountability system in England. The Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) was created by the… Continue Reading Rethinking Accountability

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Rethinking Curriculum presents: Riverhead Infants School

We caught up with Riverhead Infants School leadership team to learn more about what inspired them to join the pilot year of the Rethinking Curriculum project funding by the Helen Hamlyn Trust and what their vision for the future of… Continue Reading Rethinking Curriculum presents: Riverhead Infants School

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Chartered College of Teaching Launches Research Champions to Promote Evidence-Informed Practice in Schools

The Chartered College of Teaching has launched a new initiative that will see teachers promote ongoing professional learning and evidence-informed approaches within their schools. Over 60 teachers have already volunteered to become a Research Champion in their school. Research Champions… Continue Reading Chartered College of Teaching Launches Research Champions to Promote Evidence-Informed Practice in Schools

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Empowering rural education: Flookburgh C of E Primary’s curriculum transformation

Flookburgh C of E Primary School is a small rural village school set in the South Lakes Peninsula of The Lake District. Our children are at the heart of what we do and over the past few years we have… Continue Reading Empowering rural education: Flookburgh C of E Primary’s curriculum transformation

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Fellowship blog

What is Fellowship? Fellowship is the highest grade of membership at the Chartered College of Teaching, and is awarded to teachers, leaders and educationalists who have made a significant contribution to the teaching profession. It is a formal recognition of… Continue Reading Fellowship blog

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