Mr Hamilton Awarded Prestigious Chartered Status

Mr Hamilton, Head of Sixth Form at St Benedict’s has recently been awarded Chartered Status by the Chartered College of Teaching.

The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for teaching, recently awarded Mr Hamilton with Chartered Status. The graduation ceremony in London on 2nd July was attended by teachers and leaders from across the country, Mr Hamilton was recognised for his expertise and teaching achievements with the formal accreditation. Mr Hamilton joined 181 individuals graduating with Chartered Status and gained the post-nominals CTeach.

Chartered Status recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders. The focus on developing high-quality teaching and leadership practice benefit the education of students, colleagues and broader society. Individuals working towards Chartered Status undertake a rigorous series of assessments and examinations and have the opportunity to showcase their expertise.

Over 1,600 people have set out on their journey to gain the sought-after Chartered Status. Half of those earning Chartered Status said they received a promotion, while over 90% said it improved their teaching.

Mr Hamilton said:

“I really enjoyed the challenge of the Chartered Teacher qualification. I’d like to thank everyone at St Benedict’s for supporting me through the qualification with specific thanks to Lorraine Alfaro for nominating me at the start of the programme and to Emma Jackson for her ongoing support.

The programme was very challenging, especially in the midst of a global pandemic, but I would urge any teacher wishing to further their knowledge of teaching to partake in this programme”

Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said:

Our graduates should be proud of their success in achieving Chartered Status. Their hard work is to be lauded, especially in the shadow of a pandemic. We hope graduates will share their knowledge to benefit our schools, students, and society. They deserve to be celebrated.

Any teachers and leaders looking to be celebrated for their achievements and start their journey to Chartered Status can find out more on the Chartered College of Teaching website: chartered.college/chartered

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