Chartered College of Teaching governance

The Chartered College of Teaching is a charity governed according to its Royal Charter and Bye laws and by its Regulations (below).

The governing body of the Chartered College of Teaching is its Council, which is elected under a rotational system. The next elections will be held in 2023. The Council conducts a lot of its work through its committees: the Constitutional Committee, Education, Research and Journal Committee, Ethics Committee, Finance, Risk and Audit Committee, Membership Committee, Nominations Committee and Remuneration Committee, with the Executive Committee having an overall coordinating role. The Council also has a Diversity and Inclusion Group.

What is the Council of the Chartered College of Teaching?

Our Council plays an important role in shaping the strategy of the Chartered College of Teaching and ensuring it is in a strong position for the future.

The Council is responsible for governing the Chartered College of Teaching’s activity including setting its strategy and long-term direction. The Council also supports the Executive Leadership Team. The Council comprises of:

The President (elected)

The President-Elect

Vice President (People Development and Advocacy) & Vice President (Policy, Development and Advocacy)

Treasurer (appointed)

12-27 Council members (with the majority elected)

How can you be part of the Council?

We want members and Fellows to be the guardians of the Chartered College of Teaching’s vision, to provide strategic direction and safeguard the reputation and values of the Chartered College.

Our next Council elections will be held in 2023.

If elected, you should advocate for the Chartered College of Teaching and its values. You should be able to contribute to the governance of the College through your expertise and knowledge.

All full members and Fellows are able to stand for election (this includes members who pay the ECT subscription rate). As defined in the Chartered College of Teaching’s Bye Laws, Student Members and Affiliates (Historical, Professional and International) are not able to stand for election.

Current Council members:

President, Chair of Executive Committee and Chair of Ethics Committee

Stephen Munday FCCT

Stephen is the Chief Executive of The Cam Academy Trust and was previously Executive Principal of Comberton Village College, Cambridgeshire. In 2009 Stephen was awarded an Honorary Doctorate by Anglia Ruskin University for services to education and the community, and in 2013 he was awarded a CBE in recognition of his services to education. Stephen has worked in several advisory capacities with the Department for Education, including the Teaching Schools’ Council and the East of England and north-east London headteacher board, and he is a National Leader of Education. He is currently a Lead Headteacher Ambassador for the Youth Sport Trust.

President-Elect

Dr Steven Berryman FCCT

Dr Steven Berryman is Director of Arts, Culture and Community for the Odyssey Trust for Education. He has worked in education for nearly 20 years, and contributes widely through research, teaching, advisory and non executive director roles. One of the first Chartered Teachers, Steven continues to support the programme as an assessor. Steven has considerable expertise in arts education, and is the Vice-President of the National Society for Educators of Art and Design, and an advisory panel member for the Cultural Learning Alliance. Most recently he was appointed a member of the expert panel for the DFE/DCMS National Plan for Music Education refresh.

Vice President (People Development and Advocacy) and Chair of Remuneration Committee

Vivienne Porritt FCCT

Vivienne Porritt is a co-founder and Strategic Leader of #WomenEd. She is Director of Vivienne Porritt Associates, a leadership consultancy and is a former secondary headteacher and Director for School Partnerships at UCL Institute of Education.

Vice President (Policy Development and Advocacy) and Chair of Membership Committee

Aimée Tinkler FCCT

Aimée has been a teacher for over 17 years and currently teaches in a mixed KS1 class in a small village primary school in rural Derbyshire. She is an active Specialist Leader in Education with a specialism in assessment and enjoys working with student teachers on their path to achieving qualified teacher status. Aimée has wide-ranging experience of working within all primary ages and has held leadership positions in a range of schools in both urban and rural locations. Outside of school Aimée is studying for a doctorate in education and helps to lead a project providing teacher training for untrained teachers in schools in India.

Treasurer

Marcus Richards FCCT (Appointed)

Marcus is Principal Advisor to the Chief Operating Officer at KPMG UK. He is a dedicated financial management and commercial consultant, experienced across both the public and private sectors.

Chairs of committees

Chair of Constitutional Committee and Chair of Nominations Committee

Paul Barber FCCT (Appointed)

Paul read law at Jesus College, Cambridge, and was called to the Bar in 1992. He has been engaged with education policy and legislation at national level over the past two decades. Paul was Director of Education for the Diocese of Westminster for over 10 years and has been Director of the Catholic Education Service since 2013.

Chair of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee

John Willis (Appointed)

John worked for many years in financial services in both investment banking and asset management. Presently he is the Director of Research for the not-for-profit think tank, Planet Tracker. He has been involved in education for a number of years and is presently the Chair of Governors at two schools, one focused on special needs at a primary level and the other a secondary school. In addition, he is a Member of the Corporation Board of a higher education and further education college in Surrey. He is also a Trustee of I CAN, the children’s communication charity

Chair of Diversity & Inclusion Group

Sufian Sadiq FCCT

Sufian is a teacher with 15 years of experience in both the classroom and a variety of management roles. He is currently the Director of Teaching School for Chiltern Learning Trust and in his spare time he is actively engaged in supporting a variety of organisations within the voluntary sector.

Council members

Dr Natasha Crellin FCCT

Dr Crellin has been a teacher for 23 years, and is currently a Headteacher of a large Primary School. Her specialism is Early Years and her PhD was on the working experiences of early years practitioners in private and not-for-profit settings.

Sue Jackson FCCT

Sue Jackson is a serving classroom teacher with over 15 years’ primary teaching experience, currently working part time in a very small rural primary school, teaching a mixed age EYFS/KS1 class. Sue has previously taught KS2 and KS3 in a large middle school and taught in the independent sector. In July 2019, she achieved Chartered Teacher Status as part of the pilot cohort for the Chartered College.

Amarbeer Singh Gill MCCT

Amarbeer is currently a lead practitioner of maths in a large secondary comprehensive in Gravesend and has a masters degree in expert teaching. Amarbeer has been in a range of leadership positions in the educational and charity sectors, including being a chair and deputy-chair for two different charities, and has also set up a small educational charity aimed at helping disadvantaged students in his hometown.

Michael Chiles FCCT

Michael has been a teacher for over 13 years and is currently teaching in a secondary academy as a Trust Lead in the north west. He has authored a book on the role of assessment and more recently a book on feedback. He has held several leadership positions in a number of schools and is a Principal Examiner.

Julia Skinner FCCT

Julia is a retired headteacher in Bristol. Since retiring she has supported many schools with her passion for effective governance. She has also provided a ‘Listening Ear’ for colleagues across education who are looking for a safe space and the chance for some blue-sky thinking. Much of this work is with those in the BAME communities. In her spare time (!) Julia is the founder of 100 Word Challenge, an online writing project across the world. It links creative writing with blogging and has around 300-400 contributors each week from both hemispheres

Hannah Knowles FCCT

Hannah is Principal of The Skinners’ Kent Academy (SKA), an International Baccalaureate World School based in Tunbridge Wells, Kent. She joined the Academy in 2018 as Vice Principal for Curriculum Progress and Learning and was Acting Principal from April to September 2020. Hannah holds a Masters in Education from the University of Brighton and is an ASCL Council Representative for the South East.

Julia Harrington MCCT

Julia is Headmistress of Queen Anne’s School in Berkshire, an independent boarding and day school for girls. Julia joined Queen Anne’s School as Headmistress in 2006. In 2013, she established BrainCanDo (BCD), an educational neuroscience programme which she introduced into Queen Anne’s School.

Anna Steele MCCT

Anna has been a teacher for over 14 years and is currently teaching in an 11-16 school in Stoke-on-Trent. Anna has worked both in the UK and abroad for the British Military. She is a Specialist Leader in Education and works with colleagues to develop teaching practice. She has had experience of leadership in two schools and now leads on Quality of Education. She is passionate about CPD and rooting this in action-based research. As a teacher of English, based in an area of deprivation, she has a particular interest in improving students’ reading skills and supporting their verbal communication in order to allow all students to access not just the curriculum, but wider opportunities.

Clive Hill MCCT

Nicola Rowe (Appointed) 

Jon Searle MCCT

Wedyan Dannan MCCT

Wedyan is her year 10 of teaching KS3 – 5 Sciences, she has worked in a number of schools as a sciences teacher and has held various middle leadership positions. Currently she is employed by Birchwood Community High School in Warrington, Cheshire as the head of the Sciences Faculty. Wedyan is a sciences subject mentor; she enjoys supporting teachers to thrive and release their full potential. She is also a keen learner herself and is currently studying for a doctorate in education at the University of Chester.

Alexandra Dean FCCT

Alex has been a secondary school teacher for 25 years. She is currently the deputy headteacher of a large comprehensive secondary school in Bingley, near Bradford in West Yorkshire. Her subject area is English, currently focused on teaching A level English Literature. She is particularly interested in the areas of teachers’ professional development, teacher recruitment and retention and staff well-being. 

Liz Gregory FCCT

Liz has been teaching for 20 years in both state and independent senior schools. She is currently Senior Deputy Head Professional Development for an all through school in Wales and loves the opportunity to teach students from KS3 to KS5 as well as the chance to enrich teacher development across a large staff body. Liz is also a safeguarding governor for a school within a MAT in the South West. She has held leadership positions as a Principal Examiner and in two other governance positions. 

Jackie Hill FCCT

Jackie’s teaching career began in Further Education (Northern Ireland), then switched to Secondary MFL (Stockport), followed by a move to TDA to support Training Schools.  This led to subsequent regional and national roles in teacher recruitment, initial teacher training, professional learning and partnership development. Jackie is a Network Leader for WomenEdNW, and Co-Founder / Network Leader for WomenEdNI.  A supporter of DiverseEd, she is passionate about helping schools to celebrate diversity, and become inclusive and equitable places for staff, students and their families. 

Appointed committee members

Vincent Neate MCCT

Member of Finance, Risk and Audit Committee