We all like a bit of recognition for the skills and competencies we demonstrate at work. Praise from our colleagues and managers is great for giving us that on a personal level, but when you want something that you can really shout about within your professional community, that’s where gaining chartered status comes in to play.
Chartered Science Teacher (CSciTeach) provides professional recognition of your achievements and demonstrates impact in science teaching and learning. In a recent survey of over 250 science teachers, 90% agreed that this is relevant to their careers. So if you have more than 4 years’ experience since gaining qualified teacher status (QTS) and can demonstrate the required competences, it may be time to apply.
Tips for a good CSciTeach application
When summarising your recent teaching practice consider the following:
• How do you plan your lessons and other activities to ensure effectiveness?
• How have you supported students to better understand scientific concepts?
• When have you led a team or helped colleagues to develop their skills?
• How do you make sure you keep up to date with key areas of scientific and pedagogic research?
Try to give specific examples and consider including figures relating to student attainment or qualitative evidence such as feedback you have received.
For more information and to download an application form visit our website
and email CSciTeach@rsc.org
if you have any questions.