• Dame Alison Peacock: Don't 'guilt trip' teachers into working over summer

    Teachers must not be “guilt-tripped” into working on summer catch-up programmes run by schools, the head of the Chartered College of Teaching has said. Dame Alison Peacock said it would be “foolhardy” to expect teachers to “just take a few days off and then come back in again over the summer”, warning that “exhausted” teachers and

    7.00 Jun. 28th, 2020 | News

  • Three-in-four teachers feel they are less valued

    Three quarters of teachers believe their work is less valued now than it was five years ago. According to a survey, run by YouGov on behalf of the Chartered College of Teaching, the majority of teachers also said they wouldn’t be likely to recommend the job as a career to youngsters. The findings come amid

    0.01 Jul. 16th, 2019 | News

  • One in five teachers fail Chartered College's 'C-teach' tests

    A fifth of teachers studying to be the first ever educators granted “chartered teacher status” have failed at least one part of the course so far – but they have eight strikes before they are out. The chartered teacher or “CTeach” programme, launched last September by the newly instituted Chartered College of Teaching (CCT), is

    7.00 Oct. 22nd, 2018 | News

  • Chartered College of Teaching elects first president and council

    The Chartered College of Teaching has elected Stephen Munday, principal of Comberton Village College and chief executive of The Cam Academy Trust, as its first president. The college, which launched last year as the profession body for teaching, held elections for the president and 21 other council members at its first annual general meeting at Westminster

    16.15 Oct. 6th, 2018 | News

  • How are schools implementing flexible working?

    Schools are letting teachers take their planning, preparation and assessment (PPA) time at home, banning work in the staff room and cutting the hours of senior leaders, all in the name of staff wellbeing and flexible working. But researchers believe more still should be done to “normalise flexible working in schools”, and have launched a

    7.00 Feb. 24th, 2018 | News

  • Education policy must be grounded in evidence

    With a more solid understanding of research, we will be better prepared to challenge poorly-evidenced policy proposals, says Alison Peacock Last week, I was invited to join a police chief constable and presidents of a range of royal medical colleges to sign an evidence declaration. This declaration commits us to promoting evidence-informed pedagogy and leadership.

    5.00 Nov. 19th, 2017 | Opinion

  • Pathway to 'chartered teacher status' will open in 2018, says College of Teaching

    A programme for “chartered teacher status” will open next year, promises the Chartered College of Teaching. But critics question how “proven expertise” will be measured. Lucy Crehan (pictured), an education consultant and former teacher, told the Roundtable that chartered status would bring a “mark of quality” amid unregulated career progression. A college spokesperson confirmed the

    5.00 Feb. 13th, 2017 | News