The Chartered College of Teaching has today responded to the Fair Education Alliance 2018 Report Card.
To combat education inequality the Report Card identifies three priorities:
- World-class teachers and leaders, particularly in the most disadvantaged areas
- An education system which develops the whole child, promoting emotional and social competencies alongside academic attainment
- Joined up support for all post-16 destinations, giving every student a choice about their future
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College, said:
“We always remember those fantastic teachers who taught us to push ourselves and believe in what we could accomplish. At the Chartered College of Teaching we know that great teachers change lives and encourage pupils from all backgrounds to be the best that they can be. However, we also know that teachers are under some of the biggest pressures than they have faced in the last 30 years. We regularly hear about the rising pressures teachers at all stages of their career face, with 1 in 10 teachers leaving the profession.
“We welcome the call for a commitment to CPD and teacher development in today’s FEA Report Card. If we are to see teachers taking pride in their profession then they need to be given the opportunities and tools to develop and be proud about what they are doing. That is why the Chartered College is supporting the profession to develop from the day they first stand in front of a class to the day they are leading a school and beyond. From our Chartered Teacher Programme (CTeach) to the work of the Leadership Development Advisory Group we want to create a culture of lifelong learning, support and celebration across the profession. Our vision seeks to benefit all teachers, to benefit all pupils and to benefit all of society.”