In fact, chartered teacher
status - which was designed to encourage good teachers to stay in the classroom rather than go off into management roles - was abolished by the SNP.
Fully implementing the Chartered Teacher
standard would help provide such a focus for practitioners as they progress through their careers and would give them the recognition they deserve, irrespective of whether they seek promotion within the school leadership structure.
Mike Chapman, who works at Oakfield Primary School in Cardiff, took part in an extended Chartered Teacher
Pilot under the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW).
The Chartered Teacher
Programme is being developed by The General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) to provide experienced teachers with the chance to receive professional recognition for their teaching achievements.
The Executive-backed Chartered teacher
scheme offers teachers the chance to do 12 part-time module courses with the hope of getting pay rises of around pounds 6000 per year.
The maximimum salaries for them are as follows: Chartered Teacher
Mike Chapman, who is a teacher at Oakfield Primary School in Barry, took part in the new training course under the General Teaching Council for Wales' Chartered Teacher
By running a funding programme for new teachers' induction and Early Professional Development (EPD), a highly-popular bursary scheme for Continuous Professional Development (CPD) for the Welsh Assembly Government, and by piloting and promoting key skills frameworks such as the Chartered Teacher
Programme, GTCW has helped shape a new culture in which more teachers than ever are taking ownership of their own skills development and career progress.
A PROFESSION-WIDE consultation on Chartered Teacher
standards by the General Teaching Council for Wales (GTCW) ended on 1 February 2007, and received enormous interest from the teaching profession.
The new Chartered Teacher
Programme, being developed by the General Teaching Council for Wales, aims to give experienced teachers the chance to receive professional recognition for their teaching achievements.
To a certain extent, I think the teaching profession is playing catch up with other professions, and I believe the introduction of initiatives such as the code and the chartered teacher
qualification can only help to raise the professional status of teachers.
Continuous professional development will be provided to create a route towards chartered teacher