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College of Teaching look to appoint eight classroom teachers as trustees

Published: Jul 14, 2016 2 min read

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The College of Teaching, the new independent and voluntary body for the teaching profession, is seeking to appoint eight classroom teachers to join its governing body as trustees from the Autumn term.

The appointed teachers will be involved in leading and governing the organisation as the College prepares to open membership to teachers and schools across the country. Successful applicants will take an active leadership role in developing and approving strategy, amongst other responsibilities.

Claire Dockar, Chair of the College of Teaching and classroom teacher at Lipson Co-operative Academy in Plymouth, said:

“The College's work is exciting and challenging as we work to secure genuine status and recognition for teachers which are enjoyed by other professions.

"This is important, rewarding and fun work where classroom teachers are driving the College's activities to build a professional community of teachers. If you share our desire to ensure teachers gain the evidence-informed expertise needed to achieve and maintain excellence, please apply. You could be joining our dynamic board and make a fundamental difference to the future of the teaching profession." 

It is a voluntary role and involves up to 20 days a year over an expected period of at least two years. The College of Teaching will pay for all travel and subsistence expenses and where possible, meetings and events are held at weekends or during evenings.

Further information on the role, and how to apply, can be found at: www.claimyourcollege.org/trustee

The deadline for applications is Friday 30 September 2016.