Are you passionate about advancing education through evidence-informed practices? Elevate your impact by becoming a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion. As the Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion you will serve as an advocate for the Chartered College, actively supporting your colleagues in engaging with Chartered College resources and content, with the primary objective of promoting ongoing professional learning and the adoption of evidence-informed approaches within your school context.
As a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion, you can play a key role in assisting your colleagues in accessing and utilising Chartered College of Teaching resources effectively. Your support could extend to implementing evidence-informed practices within the school and guiding colleagues to platforms like MyCollege and Impact, providing a wealth of resources. Additionally, you can offer guidance on accessing Chartered College of Teaching webinars, courses, and Chartered pathways, seamlessly integrating Chartered College of Teaching content into colleagues’ ongoing professional development plans.
Identifying opportunities to incorporate Chartered College of Teaching content into your CPD programs is one way you can have an impact as a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion. Your contribution could extend to developing an evidence-informed CPD strategy for your school, utilising Chartered College of Teaching resources to design and deliver tailored CPD sessions. As a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion, you can actively promote evidence-informed practices within your school community.
There are no strict eligibility requirements, and anyone can be nominated as the Chartered College of Teaching’s Research Champion within your school or trust. The Research Champion could be:
• An individual who has been nominated as the main contact to promote evidence-informed practice within your school.
• A middle leader or senior leader who holds a responsibility for supporting teacher development.
• A practitioner who is focused on implementing research engagement within your context.
• One of many Research Champions within your school or trust, allowing for a collaborative approach.
• An individual with a passion and interest in evidence-informed practice.
We welcome individuals from all backgrounds and roles to join us in this exciting opportunity.
Embarking on your journey as a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion brings forth numerous benefits for individuals. This includes opportunities for professional growth, where you can enhance your knowledge and understanding of evidence-informed practices. The role can provide a platform for leadership development as you can guide your colleagues and lead initiatives, contributing to your professional development. By serving as a Research Champion with the Chartered College of Teaching, you can be recognised for your commitment to evidence-informed practice within your setting.
Having a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion in your setting can enhance teaching and learning by improving methodologies and student outcomes. Research Champions can contribute to building a professional learning community within schools, fostering collaboration and support among educators. Moreover, the role can support an improved CPD provision, aligning opportunities with the latest research and evidence. By promoting a culture of research and inquiry, Research Champions can play a pivotal role in elevating educational impact within their settings.
Yes, it is an unpaid voluntary position.
The Research Champion role is flexible, with no set minimum or maximum time requirement. Recognising the varied professional obligations and personal commitments of educators, you can dedicate as much time as you are willing and able to invest in the role.
As a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion, you will receive a Research Champion toolkit, accessible online. This toolkit guides you through the support you will receive and helps you set up an evidence-informed culture within your school. Additionally, you will receive practical resources to support engagement with the Chartered College in your school and a termly newsletter outlining helpful resources and content for you to share with your colleagues.
Yes, you can be one of several Chartered College of Teaching Research Champions in your school. For instance, some schools may choose to have a Chartered College of Teaching Research Champion across each key stage or in every department or year group.