This is a guest post by Zoe James. Assistant Headteacher at The Beacon Academy, Crowborough, East Sussex. Zoe can be contacted on Z.James@beacon-academy.org
Have you been teaching for more than 3 years? Would you like to become an expert classroom teacher? Read on to find out about the prestigious Chartered Teacher Programme, which is now available to teachers in Sussex, Kent, Brighton and Hove.
Based on similar programmes around the world, C-Teach is designed to further the expertise of experienced practitioners. At the Beacon Partnership, we are delighted to have been selected by the Chartered College of Teaching to deliver the C-Teach Programme in our region. Previous participants on the programme have highlighted the phenomenal impact it has had on their practice and the young people they teach. We also know that it is a qualification headteachers value. C-Teach is open to school teachers from all phases: early years, primary, secondary, post-16, special schools and pupil referral units.
Earlier this year, we established The Beacon Partnership, made up of Sussex University, Sussex Teaching Schools and East Sussex County Council, precisely because we recognised the immense of value the C-Teach programme. We wanted to ensure that the schools, teachers and young people in our region benefit from the fantastic opportunities C-Teach offers.
C-Teach is undoubtedly a challenging programme, but that is an important part of its value. Completion demonstrates excellent knowledge and practices as a teacher as well as a commitment to professional growth. There are rigorous set of development and assessment processes and tasks, underpinned by professional principles which were established through extensive engagement with our profession. You are, however, well supported throughout by on-going meetings with an expert mentor and our 3 face to face sessions over the 15-month programme.
Successful completion means that you are awarded the status of Chartered Teacher and can use the post-nominal C-Teach. You will also be awarded master’s level credits. What’s more, if you are a teacher in an East Sussex state school there is the opportunity to part fund the programme through the East Sussex Scholarship.
We do hope you choose to be part of our programme. Further details and the programme brochure can be found at http://batsa.beacon-academy.org/beacon-partnership-cteach.php
Closing date for applications is 23rd March 2020