HEAD & DEPUTY AWARDED FELLOWSHIP STATUS BY CHARTERED COLLEGE OF TEACHING
- Sally Alexander MBE and Chris Passey awarded Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching (FCCT)
- Fellowship recognises significant contribution of teachers and leaders to the profession
- Most prestigious membership offered by the professional body for teaching
The Chartered College of Teaching, the professional body for the teaching profession, is pleased to announce it has conferred the status of Fellow on Kimichi School’s Head Teacher Sally Alexander MBE and Deputy Head Chris Passey. Fellowship is the highest and most prestigious membership of the Chartered College and recognises the achievements, skills and expertise of teachers and leaders.
To become a Fellow, an individual requires at least 10 years teaching experience and have shown a significant and sustained contribution to the teaching profession. Fellows of the Chartered College, who receive the post-nominals FCCT, play an important role in shaping the future of the profession and supporting future generations of teachers to deliver the best education for young people.
Sally opened the independent music specialist school in Acocks Green, Birmingham, in 2014. Since then, it has gone from strength to strength transforming the lives of over 100 young people who have been Kimichi pupils. Chris arrived at the school in 2016 and has been Deputy Head since 2018.
Success for the dynamic team is not in short supply with Sally being awarded an MBE for Services to Education in 2021 and Chris being named Teacher of the Year in the 2022 Education Awards.
Sally Alexander MBE, Head Teacher, said: “It is a true honour for us both to be recognised in this way for the work we do on a daily basis, but it is impossible without an amazing team behind us both at school and beyond who are constantly striving for the best for every single one of our students. In spite of the devastating news currently surrounding Ofsted and our own negative experiences, we will continue to stand up for our values which have been recognised by such a prestigious institution as our own professional body, the Chartered College of Teaching.”
Professor Dame Alison Peacock, Chief Executive of the Chartered College of Teaching, 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 work together.”
Sally & Chris now join 900 other Fellows across the country. Visit chartered.college/fellowship to find out more about applying to become a Fellow of the Chartered College of Teaching.