How to apply

The first cohort of the programme started in June 2020 but applications for a September start are open until Tuesday 1 September 2020.

In order to apply to be part of the programme, you will need to complete an online application form. You will be asked to share some details about your current role and experience, provide the details of a referee who we will contact, and respond to an essay question.

The essay question seeks to find out more about you and your teaching practice in school and will assess your suitability to be part of the Chartered Teacher Programme. You may want to draft this before you begin completing the application form.

Your response will be assessed using the Professional Principles so we recommend that you familiarise yourself with them as you write your answers.

Please write a piece of critical analysis that evaluates the impact that a change that you made to your teaching practice had on the children and/or young people that you teach. (750 words).

This should be focused explicitly on a change to your teaching practice and not a change that you may have led across your team/school.

You should include responses to the following questions in your answer:

  • How did you ascertain which area of your practice you needed to improve?

  • What did you do in order to improve it?

  • How did you decide what change you should make?

  • How did you plan to evaluate the effectiveness of the change?

  • What impact did it have on outcomes of children and young people?

  • How do you know what impact it had?

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Start your application here