The problem

What should the future of teaching look like?

There are currently huge challenges and pressures for teachers, school leaders and education systems around the world.

Educators are grappling with new technologies, different models of education, the evolving needs of young people, changing employment/skills landscape and radical changes to assessment systems with no notice, whilst also seeking to manage their own wellbeing and that of their families.

“A fifth of teachers do not feel confident in planning distance learning nor do they feel they receive the necessary support.”

Education Select Committee’s Covid-19 enquiry

The solution

An innovative, one-stop digital hub to support teachers in a changing world, free for all teachers internationally to sign up to and use.

The Education Exchange will support global conversations about what matters in teaching and provide professional learning, opportunities for discussion and reflection and signposting to the best resources available around the world.

Developed by the Chartered College of Teaching, The Education Exchange supports global conversations about what matters in teaching, promotes collaboration and provides the space for teachers to learn from the challenges and opportunities in education to shape their future.

Work in action

As the professional body for teachers, the Chartered College of Teaching has a strong network with members working in schools across 49 countries that have demonstrated an appetite for this level of professional development and systems for collaboration.

The Education Exchange will provide rapid, much-needed short-term support and development at this time – and beyond.

The digital hub will feature expert commissioned content, professionally edited user-submitted case studies, curated sign-posting to international resources, and real collaboration between teachers, school leaders and education researchers across the globe.

By the end of the first launch phase, The Education Exchange aims to have had at least 2,000 visitors to the resource pages, helping teachers to feel connected and supported in their roles.

“Teachers told the chartered college of teaching they didn’t feel confident in supporting children who are grieving or have experienced trauma”

The Big Changers

Professor Dame Alison Peacock

Prior to becoming CEO of the Chartered College of Teaching, Professor Dame Alison Peacock was Executive Headteacher of The Wroxham School in Hertfordshire.

Her career to date has spanned primary, secondary and advisory roles.

In 2018, she became an Honorary Fellow of Queen’s College, Cambridge, one of the first-ever female Fellows admitted. She is also a member of the Royal Society’s Education Committee and a Visiting Professor of both the University of Hertfordshire and Glyndwr University.