Following the launch of Chartered Teacher Programme today, David Russell, Chief Executive of the Education and Training Foundation, said:
“Further improving teaching standards and professionalism across the whole of the education landscape is vital. Combining today’s announcement with our successful launch of Advanced Teacher Status earlier this year, which will confer Chartered Teacher Status to technical and vocational education teachers, means these important pieces of the professional jigsaw are coming together.”
The ETF launched Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) in June 2017 as a highly sought after badge of recognition for technical and vocational education teachers who combine mastery in teaching, exemplary subject knowledge and effective collaboration. The first cohort of 50 applicants will start next week on 2 October 2017 and these first places were filled by the end of August. Places for the second cohort are being filled rapidly.
ATS is designed for professionals teaching post-14 learners in all possible settings, including FE colleges, adult and community learning, work-based learning, employers, schools, offender learning settings and more.
The ETF has been working in close partnership with the Chartered College of Teaching to ensure holders of ATS will be conferred Chartered Teacher Status. This will further cement parity of professional status between those teaching and training across all educational contexts.
For more information, please see the Advanced Teacher Status webpage.