What are the Teachers’ Standards?
• The Teachers’ Standards set a clear baseline of expectations for the professional practice and conduct of teachers and define the minimum level of practice expected of teachers in England.
• They were developed by an independent review group made up of leading teachers, headteachers and other experts.
Those involved in training and inducting new teachers must use the Teachers’ Standards to ensure quality of new entrants to the profession.
• The Teachers’ Standards must be used by initial teacher training (ITT) providers to assess when trainees can be recommended for qualified teacher status.
• They must be used by schools to assess the extent to which newly qualified teachers can demonstrate their competence at the end of their induction period.
You should participate fully in the programme of monitoring, support and assessment that is agreed with the induction tutor – this is your induction;
You should be familiar with the Teachers' Standards, and should monitor your own progress in relation to them;
You should take increasing responsibility for your professional development as your induction support programme progresses;
If you are not satisfied with the content and/or delivery of the programme of monitoring, support and assessment being provided during your induction, please act as quickly as possible – remember this is your induction. You should, in the first instance, make use of the school’s internal procedures for raising professional concerns, including those involving the school’s governing body. If your concerns go beyond the school’s systems or procedures, or if you feel that the concerns have not been properly addressed, you should contact the Local Authority Induction Coordinator - Jo Moules (direct dial 01384 813701).