School leader Stephen Munday has been elected as the first president of the Chartered College of Teaching.
At the College’s first annual general meeting yesterday, the 25,000-member professional body elected a president and 21 other council members.
Mr Munday is currently executive principal of Comberton Village College and chief executive of The Cam Academy Trust in Cambridgeshire.
He has over 30 years of teaching experience, is a member of the Teaching Schools’ Council and has worked on several advisory bodies for the Department for Education.
Mr Munday will be joined by two vice presidents. Professor Sam Twiselton, director of Sheffield Institute of Education, was elected as external vice president while Vivienne Porritt, national leader of the #WomenEd network, was elected internal vice president.
Commenting on his appointment, Mr Munday said: “I am delighted and feel very privileged to be able to take up this post with the Chartered College.
“The Chartered College is a crucial development for our profession with the potential, that we can already see developing in practice, to play a central role in strengthening the position of teaching profession.
“At its core, it gives our profession the opportunity to oversee our own development for the good of the education of all young people in our country.”
The newly elected council will be responsible for setting the College’s strategy and long-term direction, and is comprised of members who will serve up to three years.
Two-thirds of those elected to sit on the council are currently teaching, and council members have on average 16 years teaching experience.
Dame Alison Peacock, chief executive of the College, said: “Almost 630 days ago, the Chartered College opened to support teachers to be the best that they can be, help young people receive the best possible education and foster a culture of learning and celebration across the whole teaching profession.
“Our members are hugely important to this work and with our new council we can ensure that our tools, research and our networks are benefiting teachers in classrooms up and down the country.
“I want to thank all of our members who stood and voted in our inaugural elections and for their ongoing support. I look forward to working with our new president and council to ensure the Chartered College of Teaching goes from strength to strength.”