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Promoting Quality in Teacher Education

Chartered College launches new chartered pathway for mentors

7 February 2023

Dame Alison Peacock, CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

“To become an expert, engaging with research and understanding how to use it in the classroom, teachers need knowledgeable and skilled colleagues who can provide support. School-based mentors have an essential part to play in the development and retention of high quality teachers. This new path to our sought-after Chartered Status, developed with mentors themselves, will help to ensure that expert teaching is at the heart of our profession.“


Notes to editors:

About Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status

Mentors who participate will have the opportunity to develop and demonstrate their expertise as they progress through four assessment units to attain the high standard expected of Chartered Status:

  1. The Certificate in Evidence-Informed Practice
  2. The Development of Teaching Practice Award (Mentor)
  3. The Professional Knowledge Award (Mentor)
  4. The Certificate in Education Research and Inquiry

Each unit can be taken as a standalone and is individually certified by the Chartered College of Teaching, with credits towards Chartered Status. Mentors will be awarded Chartered Teacher (Mentor) Status and the post-nominals CTeach (Mentor) upon completion of all units and successful application.

About the Chartered College of Teaching:

The Chartered College of Teaching is the professional body for teachers. We are working to celebrate, support and connect teachers to take pride in their profession and provide the best possible education for children and young people. We are dedicated to bridging the gap between practice and research and equipping teachers from the second they enter the classroom with the knowledge and confidence to make the best decisions for their pupils.

To register for Chartered Status: https://my.chartered.college/product/candidate-registration-mentor-status/