AQA sponsored the Chartered College of Teaching’s inaugural fellows lecture at the House of Lords on Monday 22 October 2018. Baroness Onora O'Neill delivered a presentation on trustworthiness and professionalism within teaching.
Baroness O'Neill is an Emeritus Professor of Philosophy at the University of Cambridge. She was previously Principal of Newnham College, Cambridge, and was in chair in the Equality and Human Rights Commission until April 2016. Guests attended from various centres and institutions, including Kings College London, UCL and the International Examinations officers' Association.
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, said: “Our first Annual Fellows Lecture was a memorable day and it was great to have the support of AQA to reflect and discuss the future of the teaching profession. I look forward to working with AQA again as part of the Chartered College of Teaching’s work to foster a spirit of collaboration to benefit the whole teaching profession.”
James Lloyd, AQA Head of Policy and Public Affairs, said: “We’re proud to be supporting the Chartered College of Teaching’s inaugural Annual Fellows Lecture – it is a fantastic body with a focus on teachers delivering the best education possible at the heart of it.”
The Chartered College of Teaching launched last year as a new professional body for teaching and has over 25,000 members. This includes the nominated Founding Fellows of the Chartered College, who must have at least 10 years' experience of teaching in the classroom and are an eminent group of educators and influencers across the teaching profession.