We're there for you throughout your career. 

From the second you enter the classroom right through to leadership and beyond.




your commitment to the profession and for making a difference to pupils lives.


you to deliver excellent teaching and constantly develop through research and insight.


you with other teachers to share practice and shape your profession.

Features of Membership

The termly, peer-reviewed journal of the Chartered College. Connecting research findings to classroom practice, with a focus on the interests and voices of teachers and educators.

A vibrant community of practitioners who have a safe space to inspire and learn from each other. One of the ways we do that is by encouraging teachers across all settings to write for our Research and Practice Hub.

A range of exciting opportunities to connect and attend high-quality, informative and inspirational events across the country throughout the year.

CTeach raises the status of the profession and supports teachers to acquire the expertise necessary to maintain excellence in teaching and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.

Connecting teachers and enabling them to share practice and collaborate around research is at the heart of the work of the Chartered College, both face-to-face and online.

Teaching is a lifelong career: A member's journey

Student membership

Available to full-time students, those studying to become teachers from early years to further education and teachers currently taking a break to return to full-time study.

NQT membership
(Award of post-nominals MCCT)

For NQTs in early years, primary, middle, secondary and further education employed to teach children or young people 0-19 years.

Full membership
(Award of post-nominals MCCT)

For teachers in early years, primary, middle, secondary and further education employed to teach children or young people 0-19 years.

Founding Fellow
(Award of post-nominals FCCT)

The highest category of membership. Applicants must be peer-nominated.

Professional Affiliate

Available to colleagues working alongside teachers and leaders in an early years setting, school, college, or Higher Education Institutions as well as not for profit organisations. 

Tim Brighouse, Schools Commissioner, 2002 - 2007

"Doctors save lives while teachers create them: indeed without either, societies could not claim to be civilised. Teachers need a single, clear voice for their vital role and an advocate for their own continuing learning needs.

That’s why the Chartered College of Teaching is such an important development. I wish it had been there when I set out to try to change the world.

To do just that I cannot escape the feeling that, had the Chartered College been in existence, I would have done better. That’s why I urge all teachers to join."