New Teachers' Standards were introduced from 1 September 2012. The standards set a clear baseline of expectations for the professional practice and conduct of teachers, from the point of qualification. They replace the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and Core, and the GTCE’s Code of Conduct and Practice for Registered Teachers in England.
The Teachers’ Standards are used to assess all trainees working towards QTS, and all those completing their statutory induction period. They are also used to assess the performance of all teachers subject to the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012.
The standards were developed by an independent review group comprising leading headteachers, teachers and educational specialists, led by Sally Coates, principal at Burlington Danes Academy. Further information about the review, including its reports can be found on the Teachers’ Standards review webpage.
Three information sheets to help schools implement the Teachers' Standards are available to download from this page. Please note the sheets are designed to be printed in A3 format.
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Information on new arrangements for teacher appraisal, which came into force on 1 September 2012.
Information about statutory induction for newly qualified teachers (NQTs) in England, with access to relevant research reports and assessment forms.
A list of frequently asked questions about the Teachers’ Standards, which apply from 1 September 2012.