BERA is dedicated to supporting and promoting teacher research. We believe practitioners, academics and policy makers must collaborate to help shape a future curriculum in schools. As part of our commitment to support teachers we are delighted to announce that all participants on the centrally administered CCT Chartered Teacher Programme will receive free membership included in the cost of the programme. This initial agreement runs until 2021.
The Chartered College of Teaching 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. The Chartered Teacher programme, offering an accredited, career-long, professional development pathway, is central to achieving this goal.
Chartered Teacher Status will recognise the knowledge, skills and behaviours of excellent teachers, highlighting the importance of their expertise in supporting the learning of children and young people and representing the first step in the development of a career pathway focused on effective classroom practice, not leadership. It will also bring teaching in line with other professions, where recognition of expertise and expectation of career-long professional learning are well-established.
In 2018, the programme began as a pilot and has gone from strength to strength. 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 include:
Rigorous written and oral assignments
Completion of a professional development plan
Participation in debate activities
A small- scale research or improvement project
Submission of a portfolio of videos of practice, work samples and reflections.
During the course of the 15-month programme, participants will have the following opportunities:
Four face-to-face events, including a presentation and award event
Workshops, training, reading lists and supporting materials to help develop practice in key areas
An experienced mentor to support them during the programme
Support to lead a research-based improvement project linked to an area of school priority
An interview with an expert in the field of their research-based improvement project, to support them with building on relevant research
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.