The College of Teaching (possible Royal)
THE College of Teaching will be the new independent chartered
professional body for the teaching profession. The College will be committed to
the improvement of education through the support of teacher development and
recognition of excellence in teaching. It will be led by teachers, enabling the
teaching profession to take responsibility for its professional destiny, set its
own aspirational standards and help teachers to challenge themselves to be ever
better for those they serve. The proposals for the new College of Teaching have
been developed through extensive consultation with the teaching profession and
have gained widespread support across the profession and with related
stakeholder groups. Please visit the Collage's
website for more information.
Did you know:- The 'College of Teachers' was formerly 'College of Preceptors'? The College of Preceptors was formed in 1846 to regulate teaching with a royal charter of Incorporation by Queen Victoria. It is the oldest surviving teaching association in the United Kingdom. Its founding principle was to certify teachers, thus assuring a common standard of education. It continues though to today, but under the new name 'The College of Teaching', in 1998 by Supplemental Charter.