Keele and North Staffordshire Teacher Education (KNSTE) has been announced as one of only eleven providers to support the delivery of the Chartered Teacher Programme.
The Stoke-on-Trent based provider has been selected by the Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teaching, to deliver the prestigious programme which celebrates excellent teaching.
By supporting teachers with training opportunities and providing highly-skilled mentors, KNSTE will play a crucial role in working with teachers across Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire, Shropshire, Cheshire and Derbyshire.
Diane Swift, Executive Director of KNSTE and the Stoke on Trent Research School, explained: “The opportunity to offer the Chartered Teacher programme in our area will increase the local capacity to distil evidence, and to contribute to a growing professional knowledge base.
“By involving more teachers locally and regionally, we can contribute towards transforming the life chances of the young people that we are privileged to serve through the power of a high-quality education.”
KNSTE, which is part of the Shaw Education Trust, will be launching the next cohort in April, with many of the sessions taking place online and some offered from Keele University’s Teacher Education bungalow.
The partnership of schools is striving to build and develop a community of teachers who work together collaboratively, critically, creatively and carefully to understand and improve the positive impact that they have on pupil progress and achievement.
KNSTE is looking forward to receiving applications from teachers in all phases and from a variety of settings and locations across the region, who are focused on seeking out evidence-informed responses to particular dilemmas of practice, so that practice and research productively influence each other for the benefit of the communities that they serve and to nurture their own intellectual curiosity.
Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, said: “Moving to this new approach for the delivery of our Chartered Teacher programme is a really exciting step for the Chartered College of Teaching.
“Our pilot providers all have extensive experience in delivering high-quality teacher CPD. We are looking forward to working with them and making use of their local expertise to offer tailored support and development opportunities. This will help to ensure more teachers can have their expertise and skills recognised through CTeach status.”
The prestigious Chartered Teacher Programme recognises an individual’s excellent knowledge and practice as a teacher along with a commitment to professional growth, with the first 98 teachers in the country being awarded Chartered Teacher status last July.
For more information and to apply, visit the KNSTE website: www.knste-shaw.org.uk/chartered-teacher-provider/