Chartered Teacher Programme
‘CTeach has been the best professional development of my career, providing me with support and guidance to implement evidence based practice in my classroom.’ – Alison Benn, Teacher of Maths, Beaumont School
Beaumont School and Sir John Lawes School are proud to be working in partnership to provide the Chartered Teacher Programme, accredited by the Chartered College of Teaching. This 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.
Successful completion of the programme confers participants with Chartered Teacher Status, which recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, highlights the importance of their expertise in supporting the learning of children and young people and represents the first step in the development of a career pathway focused on effective classroom practice, not leadership.
In order to complete the programme and achieve Chartered Teacher Status, participants will undertake a range of different assessments that allow them to showcase their knowledge and skills against the areas set out in the Chartered College’s Professional Principles. These highlight the importance of deep subject knowledge, understanding of pedagogy, assessment, and excellent classroom practice, as well as critical evaluation, engagement with research evidence and a desire to contribute to the profession.
Assessments include rigorous written and oral assignments, completion of a professional development plan, participation in online debate activities, a research-based school improvement project, and submission of a portfolio of videos of practice, work samples and reflections.
During the course of the programme, participants will attend a series of face-to-face events, as well as participating in a range of online activities, with each element designed not just to test a teacher’s knowledge and skills, but also to provide them with development opportunities and equip them with behaviours and approaches to evaluation and personal growth that ensure they continue to develop their practice.
- Membership of the British Educational Research Association (BERA) for the duration of the programme;
- Access to IRIS Connect for the duration of the programme;
- A series of face-to-face events, including a presentation and award event;
- Workshops, training, reading lists and supporting materials to help develop practice in key areas;
- A variety of online resources, including expert webinars and an online course on ‘education research that matters’;
- An experienced mentor to provide support during the programme;
- Support to lead a research-based improvement project linked to an area of school priority;
- An online platform to facilitate collaboration with other participants;
- Feedback on assessments as they are submitted;
- The ability to use the postnominal ‘CTeach’ once Chartered Teacher Status is awarded.
‘CTeach was the most wonderful professional development. Rigorous, intellectually challenging and inspiring.’ – Elizabeth Mountstevens, Teacher of Chemistry, Sir John Lawes School