Brock Engineering lecturer Julian Knott has been awarded TWO prestigious teaching honours after proving his higher level skills and knowledge.
In March he received Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) from the Society for Education and Training, which evidences his advanced professionalism and mastery in Further Education.
ATS requires candidates to demonstrate advanced abilities in their roles and a commitment to undertaking evidence-based research in their chosen field.
Then, last Saturday, he was awarded Chartered Teacher Status (CTeach) by the Chartered College of Teaching (CCT) at a special ceremony at The Guildhall in London.
The event saw Julian recognised for his expertise and teaching achievements alongside 181 other teachers from across the country.
He now officially holds the title of Chartered Teacher and can use the post-nominal term CTeach.
According to the CCT, CTeach recognises the knowledge, skills and behaviours of highly accomplished teachers and school leaders.
The aim is to help develop high quality teaching and leadership practice to benefit students, colleagues and ultimately society at large.
So far, more than 1,600 educators have set out to gain CTeach, while only 180 teachers in the UK have attained the ATS accreditation.
Julian said: “I chose to work towards ATS and CTeach status primarily so I could be satisfied that I was doing everything I possibly could to ensure an outstanding learning experience for my students.
“The whole process was challenging, but I know for a fact that it was worthwhile for me, my students, my colleagues and the College.”
Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said: “Our graduates should be proud of their success in achieving Chartered Status.
“We hope graduates will share their knowledge to benefit our schools, students, and society. They deserve to be celebrated.”