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July 2016

11th July – College of Teaching seeks to appoint eight classroom teachers as trustees

The Chartered College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary body for the teaching profession, is seeking to appoint eight classroom teachers to join its governing body as trustees from the Autumn term.

These teachers will be involved in leading and governing the organisation at a crucial time as the College prepares to open membership to teachers and schools across the country. The successful applicants will help develop the College in order for it to establish and maintain its relevance to the teaching profession, amongst other responsibilities.  Read more here.


June 2016

10th June – College of Teaching begins search for inaugural chief executive

The College of Teaching, the new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, has today (10.06.16) announced it is seeking to appoint its first Chief Executive.

The College of Teaching looks to appoint an exceptional and visionary Chief Executive who will lead the College through a period of exciting challenge on its journey to becoming a successful member driven and voluntary body.

Working with the Founding Trustees, the Chief Executive will lead in driving forward the College’s work to improve education through the support of teacher development and recognition of excellence in teaching. This will be done alongside advancing high standards and promoting evidence-based practice and policy to give teachers equality of status with other professions. Read more here.


March 2016

17th March – College of Teaching receives up to £5 million in staged seed funding

The College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary professional body for the teaching profession, has welcomed the announcement of support and up to £5 million staged seed funding outlined within the Department for Education’s Educational Excellence, Everywhere white paper, presented to parliament today by the Secretary of State for Education, Rt Hon Nicky Morgan MP.

The College of Teaching is determined that the teaching profession should take this opportunity to establish a professional body matching the best that exists in medicine, law, engineering, accountancy and all the other professions in our country. This pledge provides the seed funding required to establish the College of Teaching as an authoritative voice of professionalism over the next five years. Read more here.


February 2016

23rd February – Crowdfunding campaign – statement from the Founding Trustees of the College of Teaching

The Founding Trustees of the College of Teaching would like to thank those individuals and organisations that pledged their support to the crowdfunding campaign.

The crowdfunding campaign is closing on Thursday (25th February) as planned. As the target will not be met, the College of Teaching will not be taking any money from the accounts of those who have pledged and any payment details will be removed from the system. Read more

 

10th February – Leading London Headteacher calls for the teaching profession to self-regulate and resist ‘detrimental initiatives’ 

Joan Deslandes, a leading Headteacher at Kingsford Community School who has been named as one of London’s 1000 most influential people for her work in education by the Evening Standard three times, is calling for teachers to be empowered to self-regulate the teaching profession.

Lauding the current and previous governments’ dedication to the setting of rigorous teacher standards and raising the bar, she expressed her firm belief at The Big Staff Meeting event that the teaching profession was now at a point where it was able to govern itself, whilst raising concerns that social mobility had been hindered by ‘initiatives underpinned by political dogma’ rather than educational research.Read more.

 

8th February – College of Teaching Founding Trustees to take part in Primary Teacher Update CPD Twitter chat

Primary Teacher Update is inviting primary practitioners across the country to participate in their CPD Twitter chat. Founding Trustees with primary experience including Malcolm Wilson, Victoria McDowell (Vice Chair) and Penny Barratt will be joining the chat alongside other College of Teaching supporters including David Weston, CEO of the Teacher Development Trust, to discuss views, opinions and best practice on CPD.  Read more.


January 2016

21st January – College of Teaching moves closer to making its vision of a chartered professional body a reality

Neil Carmichael MP, Chair of the Education Selection Committee, has today (21 January 2016) hosted a reception event at the House of Commons, London, to mark the progress achieved to date in the development of the College of Teaching – the independent, chartered professional body for the teaching profession.  Read more.


December 2015

5th December – Teacher led and teacher driven – College of Teaching outlines key governance appointments

As Founding Trustees prepare to gather in London tomorrow (Saturday 5th December), the meeting marks a number of developments in the governance of the College of Teaching. Classroom teachers are leading and driving the College forward with the appointment of Claire Dockar and Victoria McDowell as Chair and Vice Chair (respectively). Read more. 


November 2015

12th November – The Big Staff Meeting – Good Teachers know good teaching. National membership consultation rallies teachers to shape their new professional body

The College of Teaching, the new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, has today (12th November 2015) launched a national awareness campaign – The Big Staff Meeting – to take place in schools on January 6th 2016. The new initiative includes a major consultation on key membership questions facing the College and is the first initiative developed by the Founding Trustees of the College since their appointment in September. Read more.


September 2015

25th September – College of Teaching calls for the profession to make history by using crowdfunding to establish its founding support
New Hubbub platform launched to raise £250,000 by teachers, for teachers claimyourcollege.hubbub.net

The College of Teaching, the new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, has today (25.09.15) launched a new crowdfunding and engagement platform with Hubbub at claimyourcollege.hubbub.net. Read more.

25th September – College of Teaching appoints Founding Trustees
The College of Teaching, the new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, has today (25.09.15) announced the appointment of 13 Founding Trustees who will play key leadership and governance roles in driving forward the College in consultation with the teaching profession. Read more.


May 2015

22nd May – An appetite for change: Eight in ten surveyed seek the benefits of a new College of Teaching
A major new survey carried out by the Claim Your College coalition reveals that 80% of respondents surveyed viewed the ambitions of the College of Teaching, a new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, as valuable. Read more.

20th May – Be part of the future of teaching – become a founding trustee of the College of Teaching
The College of Teaching, a new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession, has today (20.05.15) launched its recruitment drive for the appointment of 13 founding trustees at www.collegeofteachingtrustees.comRead more.


March 2015

20th March – Claim Your College coalition receives funding to make College of Teaching reality
The Claim Your College campaign has welcomed today’s announcement by the Secretary of State for Education, Nicky Morgan and Schools Minister, David Laws, of “no strings” financial support following its A world-class teaching profession consultation to help accelerate the start-up phase of a member-driven, independent and entirely voluntary College of Teaching. Read more.


February 2015

2nd February – Claim Your College 100-strong coalition publish College of Teaching proposal
The Claim Your College coalition has today (2nd February 2015) outlined its vision, implementation plan and proposal for start-up funding for the founding of a new chartered College of Teaching that is voluntary, member-driven and independent. The College of Teaching aims to benefit teachers by championing the status of the teaching profession by sharing knowledge and supporting professional development in order to help children and young people succeed. Read more.


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