The Chartered College of Teaching is dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and supporting all teachers to develop the knowledge, skills and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.

The Chartered Teacher Programme is for teachers who are committed to continual professional growth and development.

Successful completion awards teachers with Chartered Teacher Status, celebrating the knowledge, practice and behaviours of excellent teaching.


– high-quality resources and materials
– online events including workshops and webinars
– an experienced mentor to provide guidance
– challenge and input from education-research experts
– access to IRIS Connect
– BERA membership


– Online programme

– Duration: 15 months (starting May 2021)

– Deadlines: Early bird closes 21st February 2021. Apply by 8th May.

– Who is it for: Practising teachers with 3+ years’ teaching experience

– Award: Chartered Teacher status

– Cost: £895 (early bird price) £945 (full price)

Programme Overview

The Chartered Teacher Programme supports the development of deep subject knowledge, understanding of pedagogy, assessment, and excellent classroom practice, as well as critical evaluation, engagement with research and a desire to contribute to the profession. 


The programme is divided into three phases. Each phase begins with a virtual event where you will have the opportunity to hear from expert speakers and collaborate and network with other participants on the programme.


Phase 1 – Developing your self 


-Build your understanding of evidence-informed practice. 
-Develop a personalised professional development plan. 
-Explore how you can evaluate teaching practice to support your ongoing development. 


Phase 2 – Developing your practice 


-Learn how to critically engage with research. 
-Review the literature relating to your chosen area of interest.
-Take the research into the classroom. 
-Learn how to evaluate the impact of a change to your practice
-Reflect and evaluate on the impact you had 


Phase 3 – Increasing your impact 


-Learn about classroom-informed research 
-Plan and implement a research-informed project
-Explore the link between policy and practice 

The programme will support your development in line with the Chartered Teacher Professional Principles.

Learn about our Chartered Leadership Programme

You may be interested in working towards Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status. Find out more about the programme here.


Application to the programme requires submission of an application form and a 750-word written response evaluating the impact of a change you have made in your teaching*. In addition we will ask for a statement of support from your school.

The Chartered College of Teaching particularly welcomes applications from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee), LGBT and disabled communities. If there is anything we can do to support your application please do not hesitate to get in touch.

*If you have achieved the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice from the Chartered College you will not be required to submit a written response as part of your application. 


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