Chartered College of Teaching opens up its regional network

This week the Chartered College of Teaching has launched its founding group of Chartered College networks. This network programme will help the Chartered College to build up the professional knowledge base of teaching and provide centres to bring together members to work on issues of direct concern to classroom practice, wherever they are located and whatever their setting, interests and experience.


Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive, Chartered College of Teaching, says, ‘A key element of the Chartered College’s mission is to support teachers in engaging with research evidence. Our network programme has been carefully designed to offer flexible, high quality opportunities to ensure that as many teachers as possible can enjoy access to professional collaboration and development.’


The Chartered College network programme includes a broad range of stimulating face-to-face events and online forums. There are three types of network: local, thematic and hub networks, and these differ in scale, focus and the types of opportunities they will be presenting. Local networks are mainly school-based and, as the name suggests, they will be working within a specific location, allowing teachers to hone in on issues that reflect their particular communities and settings. Thematic networks are more diverse in format and focus: some are organised in collaboration with subject associations whilst others explore aspects of practice such as inclusion and early years education with the support of expert organisations and experienced practitioners. Hub networks are bases for larger-scale events and activities, supporting collaborative knowledge-sharing via groups of schools, universities and other educational organisations across the country.


The Chartered College of Teaching is delighted to announce that networks are being established in collaboration with the following schools and organisations:


  • Acorns Teaching School Alliance, Hertfordshire
  • Albert Village Community Primary School, Leicestershire
  • Alfred Sutton Primary School, Reading
  • Ashlawn School, Rugby
  • Ash Manor School, Surrey
  • The Association for Science Education (ASE)
  • Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln
  • Bury Church of England Primary School, West Sussex
  • Canterbury Christ Church University, Kent
  • Devon Teaching School Partnership
  • Didcot Girls’ School, Oxfordshire
  • Dunraven School, London
  • Eardley Primary School, London
  • Early Education
  • Endeavour Academy, Oxfordshire
  • English and Media Centre
  • Essex Thames Primary SCITT
  • The Evolve Trust, Nottingham
  • Great Sankey High School, Cheshire
  • Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education
  • The Holy Family Roman Catholic High School, West Yorkshire
  • The Howard School, Kent
  • Keele & North Staffordshire Teacher Education
  • Kingslea Primary School, West Sussex
  • Learning Academy Partnership, Devon
  • Liverpool John Moores University
  • Manchester Metropolitan University
  • Merton Special Teaching Alliance, London
  • National Star College, Gloucester
  • Netherthorpe School, Derbyshire
  • North Bridge House, London
  • Oakmeadow Church of England Primary School, Shrewsbury
  • Orchard School, Bristol
  • Oxfordshire Teaching School Alliance
  • St Gregory the Great School, Oxfordshire
  • St Thomas More Catholic Teaching School, Bedfordshire
  • Sir Christopher Hatton Academy, Northamptonshire
  • Suffolk and Norfolk SCITT
  • The Royal Masonic School for Girls, Hertfordshire
  • The Springfields Academy, Wiltshire
  • The States of Jersey Education
  • The University of Derby
  • The University of East London
  • The University of Exeter
  • The University of Manchester
  • The University of Portsmouth
  • The University of Sussex
  • The University of Winchester
  • The University of Wolverhampton
  • Windsor Academy Trust, West Midlands


More information on forthcoming events and activities of the Chartered College’s network programme will be available at


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For further information, please contact:

Katie Crabb, Head of Communications, Chartered College of Teaching

t: +44 (0)20 7911 5589, e:,




Notes to editor:

The Chartered College of Teaching has been established by Royal Charter, succeeding and taking on the history of the College of Preceptors, originally established in 1846. The Chartered College works to raise the status of the profession and put it on a par with other respected professions with chartered representation. Our aim is to support teachers gain the expertise they need to maintain genuine excellence – achieving the best outcomes for children and young people.
The Chartered College will combine teacher-led professional standards, a platform for knowledge mobilisation and a commitment to continuous professional development that will underpin the professionalisation of teaching.

We are an organisation that works in partnership with all associations, unions and learned societies to build on the best of practical pedagogy and leadership, combining this with existing and emerging research evidence. The Chartered College stands above party politics, speaking with authority based on evidence about professional issues related to inclusive teaching, curriculum and assessment. We shall represent the expertise of our members whilst always keeping the interest of children, young people and adult learners at its heart.

Membership is voluntary and offers a pathway of professional development to support teachers in their career. Covering all phases of education and subject specialisms, the Chartered College brings together a diverse community of teachers to share ideas and knowledge and provide an independent, authoritative voice for the teaching profession.