The Chartered Teacher programme
The Chartered Teacher programme is a 14-month teacher certification programme, aligned to the Chartered College's aims to raise the status of the profession and support teachers to acquire the expertise necessary to maintain excellence in teaching and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.
Successful completion of the programme confers participants with Chartered Teacher Status, which recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, highlights the importance of their expertise in supporting the learning of children and young people and represents the first step in the development of a career pathway focused on effective classroom practice, not leadership.
In order to complete the programme and achieve Chartered Teacher Status, participants will undertake a range of different assessments that allow them to showcase their knowledge and skills against the areas set out in the Chartered College’s Professional Principles. These highlight the importance of deep subject knowledge, understanding of pedagogy, assessment, and excellent classroom practice, as well as critical evaluation, engagement with research evidence and a desire to contribute to the profession.
Assessments include rigorous written and oral assignments, completion of a professional development plan, participation in debate activities, a research-based school improvement project, and submission of a portfolio of videos of practice, work samples and reflections; full details are included in a later section of this guide.
During the course of the programme, participants will attend three face-to-face training days, as well as participating in a range of online activities, with each element designed not just to test a teacher's knowledge and skills, but also to provide them with development opportunities and equip them with behaviours and approaches to evaluation and personal development that ensure they continue to develop their practice.
• Membership of the British Educational Reseach Association (BERA) for the duration of the programme
• Access to IRIS Connect for the duration of the programme
• Four face-to-face events, including a presentation and award event
• Workshops, training, reading lists and supporting materials to help develop practice in key areas
• A variety of online resources, including expert webinars and an online course on ‘education research that matters’
• An experienced mentor to support them during the programme
• Support to lead a research-based improvement project linked to an area of school priority
• An interview with an expert in the field of their research-based improvement project
• An online platform to facilitate collaboration with other participants
• Feedback on assessments as they are submitted
• The ability to use the postnominal ‘CTeach’ once Chartered Teacher Status is awarded.
For full information about the programme, please explore the links in this section or download the programme booklet. Please ensure you have read all information fully before applying.
Ready to apply?
Applications for the 2019-20 cohort of the Chartered Teacher programme are now open. The programme costs £850; individuals can pay this in installments to spread the cost over the programme.
In order to apply to be part of the programme, you will need to complete the application form here. You will be asked to share some details about your current role and experience, provide the details of a referee who we will contact, and respond to the following essay question:
Please write a piece of critical analysis that evaluates the impact that a change that you made to your teaching practice had on the children and/or young people that you teach. This should be focused explicitly on a change to your teaching practice and not a change that you may have led across your team/school.
You should include responses to the following questions in your answer:
- How did you ascertain which area of your practice you needed to improve?
- What did you do in order to improve it?
- How did you decide what change you should make?
- How did you plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the change?
- What impact did it have on outcomes of children and young people
- How do you know what impact it had?
If you are a school leader who would like to nominate one or more teachers in your school to apply for a place on the programme, you can nominate them here.
The programme begins in April 2019, with some pre-reading required, and lasts for 14 months, finishing in June 2020.