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Leeds Trinity lecturer recognised for his contribution to teaching

Posted on 01 November 2018

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​A Leeds Trinity University Senior Lecturer in education has been awarded Founding Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching for his contribution to the teaching profession.

Dr Jonathan Doherty, Senior Lecturer in Education at Leeds Trinity University, has been awarded Founding Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching​ for his work nationally with schools.

Jonathan, who is one of the first recipients of this award, has been recognised for his work with the College as an advocate, a member of the Assessment Panel and a writer on the journal IMPACT.

Jonathan said: "It is a privilege to become a Fellow and to be part of such a professional community working to support teachers at all stages of their careers and ultimately improve outcomes for children in our schools."

The College was established in 2017 with the mission to improve the quality of education for children and young people by supporting teachers, championing great teaching and raising the status of the profession. It already has over 12,000 members and supports over a million students.

As a Fellow and representing Leeds Trinity University, Jonathan recently attended the Inaugural Fellow's lecture by Baroness O'Neill at the House of Lords entitled Trust, Trustworthiness and the Professions.​

Professor John Leach, Director of the Institute of Childhood and Education at Leeds Trinity University, said: "I have a longstanding commitment to enhancing the professional status of teachers, and am delighted to see that Jonathan Doherty has been awarded Founding Fellowship of the Chartered College of Teaching. This underlines the commitment of Leeds Trinity University to enhancing and supporting the development of the teaching profession through our activities. He is joining an august group, and I wish him well!"​