Welcome to Claim Your College

This blog has been set up by the Claim Your College partnership initiated by The College of Teachers, Prince’s Teaching Institute, the Teacher Development Trust and SSAT to provide a neutral forum for debate and discussion on the setting up of a new member-driven College of Teaching.

After 2 years of consultation and debate – see the history here – we believe we have established an unprecedented level of consensus in the teaching profession and we are delighted to publish our proposal:

The profession’s new College of Teaching: A proposal for start-up,

initially endorsed by the following supporters who represent or work with teachers (until 2nd February), and with a rapidly growing list of supporters. Click here to see who has added their support beyond 2nd February.

If you would like to add your name to the list of supporters, click here.

The proposal is currently with a range of interested supporters including the Department for Education. We expect to have news by the end of March. Watch this space – sign up below for updates.

We have developed a Q&As offering clarification on queries arising about the proposal.

Watch this short video to hear a snapshot of the debate so far.


Read more teacher views about the College so far.

We invite everyone with an interest in teaching to get involved.

Interested? What you can do:

Add your name to the list of supporters.

Subscribe for updates.

On Twitter tell us what you think – use @CollOfTeaching #CollegeOfTeaching #ClaimYourCollege

Leave your comments on this blog.

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Find out more about the story so far: Intro from Angela McFarlane, why we need a College from Jon Coles, how this compares to other professions from Sir John Holman and a view from the classroom from Eugene Dapper.

Hover over the playlist label to see the links to the videos.

Filming courtesy of #L4L_News

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