Development of Teaching Practice Award

Are you committed to developing your teaching practice to ensure the best possible outcomes for the pupils you teach?

Do you want to gain recognition for your high-quality teaching practice?

Our Development of Teaching Practice Award offers a great opportunity for practising teachers to gain recognition for their expertise in the classroom.


The development of teaching expertise is undoubtedly a key element towards supporting the best possible outcomes for children and young people. Evidence tells us that if teachers want to be more effective, they need to focus on developing their understanding of the most effective classroom practices, including the principles and theory that underpins them, and to engage in ‘systematic, focused efforts to develop fluency and expertise in these skills and practices’ (Coe et al., 2020 p10).


Within the Development of Teaching Practice Award you will;

– explore research and evidence around the development of expertise and an area of your practice that you wish to develop

– build your understanding of deliberate practice and how you can use this to refine and develop your teaching practice

– consider approaches to teacher evaluation and access tools and resources that will support evaluation of your own practice

– undertake an assessment that will enable you to demonstrate your professional practice and expertise

Why gain?

– Enhance your knowledge around teacher expertise and effective evaluation

– Develop a meaningful portfolio of evidence and engage in deliberate practice to refine and develop an aspect of your teaching you would like to focus on in your setting.

– Gain professional recognition and credits towards Chartered Teacher Status

Candidates may find it helpful to complete the Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice prior to undertaking this assessment unit.

Key details:

Cost: £129

Location: Online

Duration of Study: 3-6 months

Starts: Anytime

Award: Development of Teaching Practice Award (and 20 credits towards Chartered Teacher Status)

Eligibility: To take part you will need to be a member of the Chartered College of Teaching. You can become a member from as little as £1.96 / month.

How do I sign up?

You can purchase the assessment unit by visiting our online shop on MyCollege. Please note you will require active membership of the Chartered College of Teaching to be able to purchase this assessment unit.

Become a Learning Partner

From January 2022, teachers and school leaders will no longer need to be enrolled on a full course run by the Chartered College of Teaching in order to work towards Chartered Status. Teachers will be able to gain credits and work towards Chartered Status more flexibly over time, including alongside or as part of other professional development or qualifications they may already be undertaking. 

The Chartered College of Teaching is looking for Learning Partners (schools, MATs, Teaching School Hubs and CPD providers) who are interested in supporting teachers and school leaders on their journey to Chartered Status. This might be through aligning or adapting existing CPD courses to Chartered Status requirements, or through new courses.

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