Fellowship (FCCT)

You must receive a nomination to become a Fellow (£89 annually)

Fellowship (FCCT) was established to recognise the commitment and achievements of teachers and school leaders. This is an accolade held by some of the most committed teachers and leaders who have shown a significant and sustained contribution to the teaching profession. It is a formal mark of their achievements, skills and expertise as a teaching professional.

Fellowship is an opportunity to support career development and strengthen the teaching profession through the recognition of your expertise.

Features included with your membership:

– Use of post-nominals FCCT after your name

– Printed certificate awarding you Fellowship status in recognition of your contribution to the
teaching profession

– Exclusive discounts on BERA membership, a range of educational publishers and online subscriptions to Tes.

– Print copies of our termly, award-winning journal Impact and online access to back issues

– Access to my MyCollege, an indispensable resource packed with accessible articles,
interactive content and high-quality classroom footage

– Invitations to contribute to roundtable discussions and surveys, giving you the opportunity
to influence and engage with education policy and have your voice heard by those making
decisions at a system level- Ability to stand and vote in our annual elections and contribute to shaping the future of the profession.

Find out more about the Fellowship application process:


The NOMINATOR (the person putting a colleague forward for Fellowship) must:

– be peer-nominated via our website (we don’t accept speculative nominations)
– have taught in a teacher or leadership position employed by a school (0-19 setting) for 10 years [please note, teaching in an HEI does not count towards this]

** Please note, you do not need to be a Member or Fellow of the Chartered College to nominate someone for Fellowship.

The NOMINEE (the person being put forward for Fellowship) will need to declare that they have:

– taught in a teacher or leadership position employed by a school (0-19 setting) for 10 years [please note, teaching in an HEI does not count towards this]
– made a significant contribution to the teaching profession and are able to demonstrate throughout your teaching career you:

1. critically evaluate and reflect on your own practice
2. commit to engaging in relevant, career-long professional learning
3. express collegiality by supporting, and learning from others
4. adhere to high standards of professionalism
5. engage critically with research and evidence

2021/2022 nomination dates:

1. 4th June 2021
2. 29th October 2021
3. 3rd January 2022
4. 28th February 2022

Download our support documents:

Fellowship information and support
– Fellowship exemplar application
– Book a phone call with our Head of Membership below to discuss your application


Chartered Teacher Programme