The Teachers' Standards were introduced on 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 replaced the previous 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 should be used to assess all trainees working towards QTS, and all those completing their statutory induction period. They should also be used to assess the performance of all teachers subject to the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012.
The Teachers’ Standards were developed by The Independent Review of Teachers’ Standards, which was comprised of leading head teachers, teachers and educational specialists, led by Sally Coates, principal at Burlington Danes Academy. Further information about the Review may be found by following the links on this page.
Three information sheets to help schools implement the new Teachers' Standards in September are available to download.
Information about the new Teachers’ Standards effective from 1 September 2012.
General article 30 April 2013
Information about the review of teachers' standards.
General article 22 April 2013
Questions and answers on the review of the Teachers' Standards.
FAQ 06 December 2012
Background information on the Government's review of teachers’ standards.
Multi-page article 26 April 2012
List of members of the teachers’ standards review group and brief biographical details.
Multi-page article 21 October 2011