The Chartered College of Teaching started as the College of Preceptors in 1846 and was incorporated by Royal Charter in 1849 as a professional membership and awarding body for teachers. On 15 May 1998, a Supplemental Charter changed its name to ‘The College of Teachers’. A further Supplemental Charter of 18 July 2017 changed its name to ‘The Chartered College of Teaching’ and facilitated a change in the College’s role to establish a more widely based independent professional body for the teaching profession by collaborating with a number of other specialist associations, schools and educational agencies/institutions within the educational system.

The Chartered College of Teaching is a registered charity No. 313608, incorporated by Royal Charter of 28 March 1849 (as amended by Supplemental Charters of 15 May 1998 and 18 July 2017).

The Chartered College of Teaching is governed in accordance with its Charter and Bye laws and by Regulations approved by members under the terms of the Charter. The governing body of the Chartered College of Teaching is its Council which within 15 months of the receipt of the supplemental Charter was elected by its members in the United Kingdom under a rotational system, in accordance with the Bye laws. The Council triennially elects the officers specified in the Charter and Bye laws including Vice–Presidents, a Treasurer and the President. Other committees established by the Council, notably the Finance and Risk Committee, Constitutional Committee, Membership and Regional Committee, Education, Research and Journal Committee and Remuneration Committee, conduct the detailed business of the College, with the Executive Committee having an overall co–ordinating role.

The President (Stephen Munday FCCT), the Treasurer (Marcus Richards FCCT), and the two Vice–Presidents (Professor Samantha Twiselton FCCT and Vivienne Porritt FCCT constitute the elected officers of the Council.

The full list of council members is currently being updated after our latest elections and will be added here shortly.