David Tuck, head of politics at Stamford School, has been granted a fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT).
The professional body for the teaching profession has existed for over 170 years under several different names; the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) was established in 2017 and succeeded the College of Teachers.
The fellowship is the most prestigious membership offered by the body and awardees must have at least 10 years’ experience and shown “significant and sustained contribution to the teaching profession” to be nominated.
Fellows play a role in shaping the organisation and are encouraged to support members and other teachers.
It’s a wonderful honour to be awarded a fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching
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On receiving his fellowship, Tuck said: “It’s a wonderful honour to be awarded a fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching. I would like to thank Marilyn Kelly, Tim Clarke, Nick Gallop, Hodder Education and all my colleagues at Stamford Endowed Schools for their support.”
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the CCT, said: “On behalf of the Chartered College of Teaching, congratulations on becoming a fellow. This richly deserved recognition is given to highly experienced colleagues working across the profession. Our fellows have an important role to play in raising the status of teaching and supporting teachers to be the best that they can be. I look forward to our working together.”
Tuck previously taught at Burgess Hill Girls and Eltham College before taking up the head of politics post at Stamford School in Lincolnshire. He has co-written two A-level politics textbooks and is an experienced inset trainer, education consultant and examiner.