Welcome Message from the Chairperson

A very warm welcome to the website of our Committee on Professional Development of Teachers and Principals (COTAP).

Since June 2013, COTAP has been reconstituted from the former Advisory Committee on Teacher Education and Qualifications (ACTEQ). Building on the firm foundation laid down by our predecessor, COTAP will continue to champion the robust development of our dedicated teaching profession - a learning profession, as we firmly believe that a quality and professional teaching workforce will drive quality education for the improvement of student learning.

Our work will focus on the advancement of initial teacher education, teachers’ continuing professional development and school leadership, and three dedicated Sub-committees have been set up under COTAP to take these forward. We earnestly look forward to working closely with all our stakeholders - teachers, principals, School Sponsoring Bodies, parents, schools and teacher education institutions to jointly contribute to this meaningful cause.

This website provides the latest information about the work of COTAP and its Sub-committees. You will also be able to find information on various teachers’ professional development activities, as well as other related documents and useful links. We welcome your views and suggestions on COTAP’s work or the content of this website. We would much appreciate it if these could be sent to the COTAP Secretariat for our continuous improvement.

Carrie Willis

Chairperson, COTAP