Chartered Status for teachers and leaders – NEW FOR 2022!

Chartered Teacher Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders, focusing on developing and recognising high-quality teaching and leadership practice.

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How can I become Chartered?

1. First, become a full member or fellow – find out more about membership here.

2. Check you’re eligible, then register as a Chartered Status candidate 

3. Successfully pass all assessment units

4. Apply for Award of Chartered Status


Routes to Chartered Status

There are two pathways to Chartered Status:

1. Chartered Teacher Status – for practising teachers and middle leaders

2. Chartered Teacher (Leadership) Status – for school leaders with whole-school or cross-school responsibility 

Assessment Units

The pathway towards Chartered Status is self-paced, enabling you to complete four assessment units around your schedule.

1. Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice

2. Professional Knowledge Award – coming soon

3. Development of Teaching Practice Award

4. Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry – coming soon

Once registered, you will have up to three years to complete the four Chartered assessment units and apply for Chartered Status.

Each unit is certified by the Chartered College of Teaching and will be accessed through our online platform, allowing you to work towards Chartered Teacher Status at a pace that best suits you.

You may choose to complete the assessment units in any order. We recommend you begin by completing the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice as it will prepare you for the other units.

Your pathway to Chartered status
Once you are Chartered

* Awarded the post-nominals ‘CTeach’ or ‘CTeach (Leadership)’.

* Issued with a formal certificate to recognise your achievement

* Added to the Register of Chartered Teachers

* Join a growing community of Chartered Teachers, dedicated to…

* Attend a formal graduation ceremony


Start your Chartered journey today!

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