College of Teaching
New College of Teaching Blueprint
A blueprint for a new College of Teaching was published on the 10th February. Please download it, and the accompanying appendices, by clicking on the links below.
In response to a unanimous request from over 30 members of the education community, the Prince's Teaching Institute (PTI) is leading a Committee of Teachers and a Commission of senior individuals to explore the idea of a new member-driven College of Teaching.
The teachers on the committee have a wide variety of experiences and are from different schools; the Commission includes Headteachers, representatives from universities, subject associations, teaching unions, the existing College of Teachers, the Royal College of Surgeons and other education stakeholders.
In June 2013 these groups authored a Discussion Document and associated Teacher and Headteacher surveys that set out a blueprint for a new, member-driven College of Teaching. These were designed to elicit a meaningful response from teachers, school leaders and the education community to the idea. You can download this Discussion Document using the link below.
The Discussion Document was put out for consultation and the online teacher and Headteacher surveys were open from June to mid-October 2013. As a result of the written consultation submissions, additional oral evidence and teacher and Headteacher survey responses a revised blueprint will be published, along with the written responses, on February 10th 2014.
Although the idea has been around for a long time, the latest impetus for the idea of a College of Teaching was provided in May 2012 by the cross-party Education Committee. Since an exploratory workshop held by the PTI in September 2012 there have been a number of publications and articles that provide perspectives on the idea. A selection of these are listed in Additional Reading.
If you have any queries please contact the PTI on firstname.lastname@example.org