The Next Step

Chartered Teacher of English status (CTE) is designed to indicate a level of sustained professional achievement, gained over a period of time.


Who can apply?

Anyone who can demonstrate involvement in the teaching of the subject at any level, from pre-primary to higher and continuing education, including those involved in working for Local Authorities in English. Membership of one of the recognised professional English subject associations (English Association, National Association for the Teaching of English, UK Literacy Association, and National Association of Advisers in English).

Your first degree must be in English or a degree where English is a significant component, or, in the case of a degree in a subject other than English, there must be evidence of substantial development of appropriate expertise in the subject.

Applicants must also show evidence of continuing postgraduate involvement with the subject and have a minimum of four years experience in a relevant professional context [pro-rata for those in part-time employment].

For those who do not have Qualified Teacher Status, six years relevant and demonstrable experience will be required.

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