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Published on April 13th, 2020 | by The Town Crier

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Beacon Partnership selected to deliver prestigious professional development for teachers in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove

·         Beacon Partnership consists of the Sussex Teaching School Alliances, Beacon Academy Teaching School, St Mark’s Teaching School Alliance, Rother Teaching School Alliance, the University of Sussex and East Sussex County Council.

·         Beacon Partnership is one of only ten providers based across England and one internationally selected to deliver the Chartered College of Teaching’s Chartered Teacher Programme (CTeach).

·         CTeach Programme celebrates excellent teaching and awards teachers with Chartered Status.

Beacon Partnership has been selected by the Chartered College of Teaching to deliver the prestigious Chartered Teacher (CTeach) Programme in East and West Sussex, Kent and Brighton and Hove and is now recruiting participants to apply to join the launch of the next cohort in April 2020.

The CTeach Programme celebrates the excellent teaching and practice occurring in classrooms every single day and is designed to further the expertise of experienced practitioners. Supported by highly skilled and experienced mentors, participants have the opportunity to develop and refine their teaching practice over the course of a 15-month programme of research-engaged learning and assessments. Graduates of the programme are awarded the status of Chartered Teacher and can use the post-nominal, ‘CTeach’. This professional qualification rooted in practice demonstrates an individual’s knowledge and expertise as a teacher.

Beacon Partnership consists of the Sussex Teaching School Alliances, Beacon Academy Teaching School, St Mark’s Teaching School Alliance, Rother Teaching School Alliance, the University of Sussex and East Sussex County Council. As a provider, Beacon Partnership will play a crucial role in working with teachers across our region to achieve Chartered Teacher Status with the launch of the next cohort in April.

Teachers in East Sussex state schools have the opportunity to apply for one of the twenty East Sussex Scholarships that will part-fund the programme. On successful completion, Beacon Partnership participants will be acknowledged with the award of Masters credits by the University of Sussex with options for ongoing accredited studies.

Sally Dennison and Zoe James, Project Leads at Beacon Partnership, said: “Beacon Partnership members are delighted to be working in collaboration to bring the Chartered Teacher Programme to Sussex and Kent. We look forward to supporting and empowering excellent teachers to achieve the recognition they deserve by harnessing their love of teaching to deepen their knowledge through research, reflect on their own classroom practice and ultimately, to use this expertise to secure the best outcomes for children and young people.”

Cat Scutt, Director of Education and Research at the Chartered College of Teaching, said: “Moving to this new approach for the delivery of our Chartered Teacher programme is a really exciting step for the Chartered College of Teaching. Our pilot providers all have extensive experience in delivering high-quality teacher CPD. We are looking forward to working with them and making use of their local expertise to offer tailored support and development opportunities. This will help to ensure more teachers can have their expertise and skills recognised through CTeach status.”

The prestigious Chartered Teacher Programme recognises an individual’s excellent knowledge and practice as a teacher along with a commitment to professional growth. The first 98 teachers in the country to be awarded Chartered Teacher status graduated last July.

For more information about the programme and how to apply, visit http://batsa.beacon-academy.org/beacon-partnership-cteach.php or email beaconpartnership@beacon-academy.org. The deadline for applications is Friday 6 March 2020.


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