Please find details of our cookie policy, privacy policy and terms of use below.

This site uses cookies to improve your experience and allows us to better understand our visitors and members.

What Are Cookies

Cookies are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, and accessible by our servers when you visit our site. This page describes what information they gather, how we use them and why we sometimes need to store them. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore, it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set

This site offers subscription services and cookies may be used to remember if you are already registered and whether to show certain notifications which might only be valid to subscribed/unsubscribed users.

If you have an account with us, we will use cookies for the management of the log-in process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out, however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out and allow you to log back in quickly.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

This site is linked to our main membership site, which offers payment facilities; some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on sign-up and membership pages cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

In order to provide you with a great experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we may set cookies so that this information can be recalled whenever you interact with a page affected by your preferences.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

Other third party analytics are also used to track and measure usage of this site so that we can continue to produce engaging content. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site or pages you visit which helps us to understand how we can improve the site and our service for you.

In some cases we may provide you with custom content based on what you tell us about yourself either directly or indirectly, together with your membership record which is stored securely on our servers.

More Information

Hopefully that has clarified things for you and, as previously mentioned, if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not then it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However, if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us at .

Privacy Policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy as a member of the Chartered College and/or as a user of our website.

This policy sets out the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By visiting our site you are accepting and consenting to the practices described in this policy.

For the purpose of data protection legislation, the data controllers are The Chartered College of Teaching (formerly known as The College of Teachers) and The College of Teaching Ltd, both of 9 – 11 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EH. “We” in this policy refers to both entities as joint data controllers.


Information we collect from you

We will collect and process the following data about you:

  • Information you give us. This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our site or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mail, post or otherwise, or via in-person contact. It includes information you provide when you register to use our site, register to become a member of The Chartered College of Teaching, subscribe to our newsletter, book any workshops, events and conferences on our site, participate in discussion boards or other interactive services on our site, search for a product or place an order on our site, enter a competition, promotion or survey and when you report a problem with our site. The information you give us may include your name, address, e-mail address and phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and photograph.


  • Information we collect about you, including from other sources. We will gather information from you, and obtain information about you from third parties, via your attendance at any workshops, events and conferences and any other activities involving data collection such as payment services and analytic providers. In addition, each time you visit our site we will automatically collect the following information:
    • technical information, including the internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet and your login information; and
    • information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL) visited, clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time) and length of visits to certain pages.



Our site uses cookies to distinguish you from other users of our site. This helps us to provide you with a good experience when you browse our site and also allows us to improve our site. For detailed information on the cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them see our Cookie policy.


Uses made of the information

We use information held about you in the following ways:

Information you give to us: We will use this information:

if you are a member of The Chartered College of Teaching:

  • to administer your membership including sending you subscription renewals;
  • to maintain relevant contact including keeping you updated about information which forms part of your package of membership benefits and relevant information from third parties we feel may interest you;
  • to notify you of changes to your membership
  • to communicate with you for any other reason related to your membership;
  • to carry out our obligations arising from any other contract entered into between you and us including any workshops, events and conferences booked by you; and
  • to maintain the member directory.

whether or not you are a member of The Chartered College of Teaching:

  • to send you our newsletter, if you subscribed to it;
  • to ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to enable us respond to any queries by you;
  • to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us;
  • to provide information about products and services we feel may interest you; and
  • to notify you about changes to our service.

You will have the opportunity to unsubscribe from receiving particular types of communication at any time by following the unsubscribe directions provided by us or by contacting us at

In addition, if you do not wish to be contacted by us by any particular means, please contact us at


Information we collect about you: We will use this information:

  • to administer our site and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • to improve our site to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • to allow you to participate in interactive features of our site, when you choose to do so;
  • to allow you to participate in workshops, events and conferences, which you choose to attend; and
  • as part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.


Information we receive from other sources: We will combine this information with information you give to us and information we collect about you. We will use this information and the combined information for the purposes set out above (depending on the types of information we receive).


Disclosure of your information

You agree that we have the right to share your personal information with:

  • any member of our group; and
  • selected third parties including:
    • business partners, suppliers and sub-contractors for the performance of any contract we enter into with you, including for your attendance at any workshops, events and conferences; and
    • analytics and search engine providers that assist us in the improvement and optimisation of our site.

We will disclose your personal information to third parties:

  • in the event that we sell or buy any business or assets, in which case we will disclose your personal data to the prospective seller or buyer of such business or assets;
  • if The Chartered College of Teaching or The College of Teaching Ltd, or substantially all of their assets, are acquired by a third party, in which case personal data held by them about the members will be one of the transferred assets;
  • if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal data in order to comply with any legal obligation or in order to enforce or apply our Membership Conditions and Terms of Website Use, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of The Chartered College of Teaching or The College of Teaching Ltd or others. This includes exchanging information with other companies and organisations for the purposes of fraud protection and credit risk reduction.


Where we store your personal data

You agree that we have the right to transfer, store and process the data that we collect from you at a destination outside of the European Economic Area. We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy policy.

All information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers. Any payment transactions will be encrypted using SSL technology. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share a password with anyone.

The transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site, and any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.


Retention of your personal data

If you are a member of The Chartered College of Teaching, your information will be retained by us for as long as you wish to remain a member and for a period of 6 months after your membership expires or terminates in order to deal with any necessary follow-up action.

In all cases, your information will be retained by us for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was retained.


Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes. You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by checking certain boxes on the forms we use to collect your data.  You can also exercise the right at any time by contacting us at

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites.  If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies.  Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Access to information and correction

Please contact us if you would like to correct or request information that is held relating to you. Please contact us at


Changes to our privacy policy

Any changes we make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.



Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy policy are welcomed and should be addressed to

Terms of Use


What is in these terms?
These terms tell you the rules for using our website at

Who we are and how to contact us
Our site is operated by the Chartered College of Teaching (formally known as The College of Teachers) and is a body established by Royal Charter and a registered charity in England and Wales under charity number 313608.

Our registered office is at 9 – 11 Endsleigh Gardens, London, WC1H 0EH.

We are regulated by the Charity Commission for England and Wales. To contact us, please email

By using our site you accept these terms
By using our site, you confirm that you accept these terms of use and that you will comply with them. If you do not accept these terms, you must not use our site.

There are other terms that may apply to you
The following additional terms also apply to your use of our site:

  • Our Privacy Policy, which sets out the terms on which we process any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us. By using our site, you consent to such processing and you warrant that all data provided by you is accurate.
  • Our Cookie Policy, which sets out information about how we use cookies on our site.
  • If you are a member of the Chartered College of Teaching, our Membership Conditions will apply to your membership, including your attendance at any workshops, events or conferences that you may book through our site.

We may make changes to these terms
We may amend these terms from time to time. Every time you use our site, you accept the terms that are in force at that time.

We may make changes to our site
We may update and change our site from time to time, for example to reflect how we believe we can best serve our members’ needs and our priorities.

We may suspend or withdraw our site
We do not guarantee that our site, or any content on it, will always be available or be uninterrupted. We may suspend or withdraw or restrict the availability of all or any part of our site for business and operational reasons. We will try to give you reasonable notice if we need to suspend or withdraw any part of the site or any content in a way that we think is likely to have a significant effect on you as a member.

Our site is only for users in the UK
Our site is directed to people living in the United Kingdom. Content that we make available on or through our site may not always be appropriate for use or available in other locations.

You must keep your account details safe
Any code, password or other information that you use as part of the security procedures on this site is confidential and must not be shared with others.

We have the right to disable any user or member identification code or password (whether chosen by you or allocated by us) at any time if, in our reasonable opinion, you have failed to comply with these terms. If you know or suspect that anyone other than you knows your user or member identification code or password, you must promptly notify us at

How you may use our site
You may use our site only for lawful purposes.  In particular, you may not use our site:

  • in any way that is fraudulent in intent or effect;
  • for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm minors in any way;
  • to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards;
  • to send, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material (spam); or
  • knowingly or recklessly to send or upload any data or other material that contains viruses, Trojans, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other programs or code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.

You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt:

  • any part of our site;
  • any equipment or network on which our site is stored;
  • any software used in the provision of our site; or
  • any equipment or network or software owned or used by any third party via our site.

How you may use material on our site
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights in our site, and in the material published on it.  Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved.

You may print off one copy, and may download extracts, of any page(s) from our site for your personal use and you may draw the attention of others to content posted on our site.

You must not modify the paper or digital copies of any materials you have printed off or downloaded in any way, and you must not use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from any accompanying text.

If you share content from our site with others, you must acknowledge our status (and/or that of any identified contributor) as the author of that content.

You must not use any part of the content on our site for commercial purposes without first obtaining a licence to do so from us or our licensors.

If you print off, copy or download any part of our site in breach of these terms of use, your right to use our site will cease immediately and you must, at our option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made.

Information on this site is not a substitute for professional advice
The content on our site, including the content in the database of academic journals and knowledge and resource platform accessible to members in the community section of our site, is provided for general information only.

You remain personally responsible for any action that you decide to take (and any action that you decide not to take) on the basis of the content on our site.  If you have any doubts, you should consider seeking your own professional or specialist advice before taking, or refraining from, any action.

The academic journals and materials in the knowledge and resource platform have not been verified or approved by us. The opinions expressed in these journals and materials are opinions of their authors and do not necessarily reflect our views.

Although we make reasonable efforts to update the information on our site, we make no representations, warranties or guarantees, whether express or implied, that the content on our site is accurate, complete or up to date.

We are not responsible for websites we link to
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by other people or organisations, these links are provided for your information only. Such links should not be interpreted as approval by us of those linked websites or information you may obtain from them.

We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources.

Member-generated content is not approved by us
This site may include information and materials uploaded by members of the site, including in discussion boards or other interactive features on our site. We do not verify or approve any such information or these materials, and the views expressed by members on our site do not represent our views or values.

We are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any interactive services on our site but if you wish to complain about information or materials uploaded by another member or user, please contact us at

Our responsibility for loss or damage suffered by you

  • We provide our site for your private use, including for the development of your professional knowledge and expertise as a teacher. You agree not to use our site for any commercial or business purposes, and we have no liability to you for any loss of profit, loss of business, business interruption, or loss of business opportunity arising from your use of our site.
  • We are not liable for any loss or damage arising from any use of any interactive features on our site where that use breaches our content standards, whether the service is moderated or not.

We also exclude our liability for any action taken in response to any breach of these terms.

  • If defective digital content that we have supplied damages a device or digital content belonging to you, and this is caused by our failure to use reasonable care and skill, we will either repair the damage or pay you compensation. However, we will not be liable for damage that you could have avoided by following our advice to apply an update offered to you free of charge or for damage that was caused by you failing to correctly follow installation instructions or to have in place the minimum system requirements advised by us.
  • We do not exclude or limit in any way our liability to you where it would be unlawful for us to do so. This includes liability for death or personal injury caused by our negligence or the negligence of our employees, agents or subcontractors and for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.

Uploading content to our site
Whenever you contribute content to any interactive service on our site, you must comply with our content standards

Our content standards
You agree to comply with the spirit and the letter of the following standards. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.

Contributions must:

  • be accurate (where they purport to state facts);
  • be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
  • comply with applicable law in the UK and in any country from which they are posted.

Contributions must not:

  • contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
  • contain any material which is obscene, offensive, hateful or inflammatory;
  • promote or condone violence or any other illegal activity such as copyright infringement;
  • promote or condone discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
  • infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person;
  • be intended or reasonably likely to deceive any person;
  • be made in breach of any legal duty owed to another person or organisation, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
  • be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
  • be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
  • be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person; or
  • give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case.

You warrant that any contribution you make does comply with these standards, and you will be liable to us and indemnify us for any loss or damage we suffer as a result of your breach of warranty.

Any content you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential and non-proprietary. You retain all of your ownership rights in your content, but by uploading it you grant us and members and other users of our site a perpetual, worldwide, non-exclusive, royalty-free, transferable licence to use, store and copy that content and to distribute and make it available to third parties.

We may disclose your identity to any person who claims that any content posted or uploaded by you to our site infringes their intellectual property rights or their right to privacy. We have the right to remove any posting you make on our site if, in our opinion, your post does not comply with our content standards.

You are solely responsible for securing and backing up your content.

We are not responsible for viruses and we do not guarantee that our site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.

You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform to access our site. You should use your own virus protection software.

You must not introduce any viruses as set out under How you may use our site

Rules about linking to our site
You may link to our home page, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it.

You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.

You must not establish a link to our site in any website that is not owned by you.

Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. The website in which you are linking must comply in all respects with our content standards.

If you wish to link to or make any use of content on our site other than that set out above, please contact

We reserve the right to withdraw any linking permission without notice.

Breaches of these terms
We will determine, in our discretion, whether there has been a breach of these terms of use. When a breach has occurred, we may take any action as we deem appropriate, which may involve us taking all or any of the following actions (or any other action as we deem reasonably appropriate):

  • Immediate, temporary or permanent withdrawal of your right to use our site.
  • Immediate, temporary or permanent removal of any posting or material uploaded by you to our site.
  • Issue of a warning to you.
  • Legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs on an indemnity basis (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach.
  • Further legal action against you.
  • Disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.

Which country’s laws apply to any disputes?
These terms of use are governed by English law. You and we both agree that the courts of England and Wales will have exclusive jurisdiction save that, if you are a resident of Northern Ireland, you may also bring proceedings in Northern Ireland and, if you are resident of Scotland, you may also bring proceedings in Scotland.