The College of Teachers has been very active in the call to create a new College of Teaching and, with the Prince's Teaching Institute, is a founder member of the Claim Your College coalition (see www.claimyourcollege.org.uk).
Led by teachers, the College of Teaching will be the new independent chartered professional body for the teaching profession.
The project to found a new College is built on extensive consultation with the teaching profession and backed by more than 400 educational organisations and prominent individuals. The recruitment of a founding board marks a major milestone in making the new College a reality. It has been made possible by a grant from The Mercers’ Charitable Foundation and private donations.
We are currently seeking to appoint the 13 founding trustees of the new College. The founding board will be tasked with establishing a professional body that can deliver the broad vision set out for the College of Teaching and create a membership offer that will attract the critical mass of members needed to be sustainable.
The role of trustee, which is a voluntary position, offers the opportunity to play a key leadership and governance role in the creation of a professional body that will have a profound and positive impact on the teaching profession and, ultimately, on the lives of learners. Cover costs may be available to enable release from school for this.
We wish to attract teachers and other individuals with relevant professional knowledge and experience needed to set up a new membership organisation. We hope that you are inspired by what you read, and we encourage all teachers with an interest in taking part in defining the profession’s destiny to apply for the exciting role of Founding Director. Visit www.collegeofteachingtrustees.com for more information and to apply.