OUR PROGRAMMES

We offer a variety of professional learning opportunities to educators through our programmes. These programmes combine research evidence and classroom practice to provide high-quality insight and learning opportunities. Many of these opportunities are delivered in collaboration with other education organisations; combining our various areas of expertise helps us to deliver the best possible learning to the profession.

CHARTERED TEACHER PROGRAMME

The Chartered Teacher Programme is a 15-month teacher certification programme, aligned to the Chartered College’s aims to raise the status of the profession and support teachers to acquire the expertise necessary to maintain excellence in teaching and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.

APPLICATIONS: OPEN NOW
START DATE: APRIL 2020
DURATION: 15 MONTHS

SCIENCE JOURNAL CLUBS

The Chartered College of Teaching is launching a new project to look at how journal clubs can be adapted from healthcare for education. The project, funded by Wellcome Trust, will support teachers to discuss research, learn how to critically engage with research literature and connect with colleagues from across the UK to find out how the findings apply to their setting.

Participation in the project includes free online membership of the Chartered College of Teaching and is open to primary and secondary school teachers of science. No previous knowledge or experience with journal clubs or research methods and designs is needed.

The Chartered College of Teaching is launching a new project to look at how journal clubs can be adapted from healthcare for education. The project, funded by Wellcome Trust, will support teachers to discuss research, learn how to critically engage with research literature and connect with colleagues from across the UK to find out how the findings apply to their setting.

Participation in the project includes free online membership of the Chartered College of Teaching and is open to primary and secondary school teachers of science. No previous knowledge or experience with journal clubs or research methods and designs is needed.

APPLICATIONS: OPEN NOW
START DATE: APRIL 2020
DURATION: 15 MONTHS

CPD QA

Quality Assurance of Teacher’ Continuing Professional Development

In 2018, the Wellcome Trust and Education Endowment Foundation commissioned Phase One of a project to explore the potential development of a quality assurance system for teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD). The project was delivered by a consortium of the Chartered College of Teaching, the Teacher Development Trust and Sheffield Institute of Education, part of Sheffield Hallam University. The intention was to design, develop and research existing quality assurance systems and to test the potential for widespread, sustainable engagement in such a system.


In 2020, the Wellcome Trust commissioned Phase Two of the project, which will see a quality assurance system developed and tested with a small number of CPD providers. Their provision will be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders, including teachers, against set Quality Assurance criteria and recognition will be given to provision which meets these.


The rationale for this work is well-established: to support teachers and school leaders in making informed choices about CPD which is more likely to lead to improved pupil outcomes.

PHASE ONE

Phase one of the project gathered evidence about whether and how a system of quality assurance of teacher CPD could contribute to this, by:


– Bridging the gap between what the evidence shows and what school leaders and teachers use to make decisions about CPD provision;
– Providing clear markers of where providers of CPD meet standards of quality, and at what level;
– Driving improvements in CPD provision across the sector, by supporting providers to understand how they can improve their provision and evaluate its quality; and
– Adding further evidence to support increased understanding of the characteristics and mechanisms of effective professional development.


The project ran from September to December 2018 and involved two parallel strands of activity:

– Stakeholder engagement; stakeholders were engaged through an online survey, workshops, held both face-to-face and online, and a follow-up survey with those who had expressed interest in contributing further to the consultation. There was general support for the idea of a QA system, recognition that it could be useful in its aims as described above, and that this might be achieved by a ‘badge’ of quality for CPD providers and schools to use on publicity materials.
Evidence review; a rapid review of evidence from the UK and internationally aimed to gather information on whether and how a quality assurance system for teacher CPD might function. The review focused on literature from the last five years, from English-speaking systems, comparable systems of teacher CPD and from systems with high PISA rankings. The findings of the evidence review have been published by Wellcome.

PHASE TWO

The second phase of Quality Assurance of Teachers’ Continuing Professional Development (CPD QA) will see the Chartered College working in partnership with Sheffield Institute of Education – part of Sheffield Hallam University – and Teacher Development Trust to look at a system to quality assure teachers’ professional development.

This second phase, commissioned by Wellcome, is exploring the feasibility and impact of a CPD quality assurance system in helping school leaders find high-quality professional development. It will also enable schools to ensure development time is given to those opportunities that will have the best possible impact on staff and students. This phase will see a quality assurance system developed and tested with a small number of CPD providers. Their provision will be reviewed by a panel of stakeholders, including teachers, against set Quality Assurance criteria and recognition will be given to provision which meets these.

The pilot approach will also provide support for providers to understand how they could evaluate their quality, identify improvements and for schools to identify and select appropriate CPD for their needs.

The Chartered College is currently inviting teachers, school leaders and CPD providers to share their views on the draft QA criteria through a survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/Z8GWZ3Z .

We will also be seeking providers and teachers to be part of the pilot, and further information about these opportunities will be published in due course.

Supported by:

In April 2019, the Government announced its education technology strategy to help tackle teacher workload and support development. As part of this, the Chartered College of Teaching is delivering two free online public courses focused on the effective use of education technology in the classroom to support the special technology issue of Impact released in January 2019.

USING TECHNOLOGY IN EVIDENCE-BASED TEACHING

You’ll learn, through research evidence from leading academics, and classroom video studies, how technology can be used to support effective teaching practices.

APPLICATIONS: OPEN
START DATE: 5TH JULY 2020
DURATION: 4 WEEKS (3 HRS A WEEK)

LEADERSHIP OF EDUCATION TECHNOLOGY IN SCHOOLS

You’ll learn, through case studies and guidance from school leaders, how to develop a technology strategy and communicate your vision as a school leader.

APPLICATIONS: OPEN NOW
START DATE: 14TH JUNE 2020
DURATION: 4 WEEKS (3 HRS A WEEK)

FIND OUT MORE

We’re working in collaboration with the University of Birmingham on a series of free online public courses to help educators to locate, evaluate and implement existing research before learning how to carry out their own small-scale research study of their own. 

EDUCATION RESEARCH THAT MATTERS: APPLYING RESEARCH TO YOUR TEACHING PRACTICE

You’ll learn, through core readings, videos, discussions and activities, how to locate research, and assess its reliability and usability for your context.

APPLICATIONS: CLOSED
START DATE: TBC
DURATION: 4 WEEKS (3 HRS A WEEK)

EDUCATION RESEARCH THAT MATTERS: COURSES 2 & 3

More information coming soon.

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EARLY CAREER PROJECT

With funding from the Education Endowment Foundation, we are running a year-long, fully online training pilot which will inform headteachers and mentors about ways to support early career teachers.

You can read more about this project and view reports when they’re released on the Education Endowment Foundation website.

APPLICATIONS: CLOSED
START DATE: APRIL 2019
DURATION: 1 YEAR

ACCELERATE

In March 2019 the Chartered College of Teaching, in collaboration with the Education Development Trust, were selected to deliver a new programme to support early career teachers with expert coaching, and high-quality workshops and online content.

The programme’s evidence-informed, world-leading training materials are subject- and phase-specific and have been designed specifically to support with the challenges you face in your early career: managing workload, assessment and feedback, managing behaviour, resources and planning, supporting students with SEND and cognitive science.

APPLICATIONS: CLOSED
START DATE: APRIL 2019
DURATION: 1 YEAR

The Chartered Teacher Programme is a 15-month teacher certification programme, aligned to the Chartered College’s aims to raise the status of the profession and support teachers to acquire the expertise necessary to maintain excellence in teaching and secure the best outcomes for children and young people.

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