From 1 September 2012 new regulations will come into effect with regard to teacher standards. From this date there will be just one set of teacher standards. These will replace the existing standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the Core professional standards, previously published by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).
The new teachers standards (pdf) consist of two parts:
Visit the DfE website for the complete new teachers standards document (DfE website). There are also three usefull teacher standard fact sheets.
The new standards will apply to all teachers regardless of their career stage. All teachers who have successfully completed induction will be assessed against the standards as part of the appraisal process.
In addition all trainee teachers will be assessed against the new standards and all NQTs will be assessed (in a different context to trainee teachers) against the standards at the end of their induction.
The current Q – qualifiying to teach standards and C - core standards (valid only until 31 August 2012) are available on the DfE website.
Post threshold standards will still apply to all eligible teachers from 1 September 2012.
Teachers who intend to apply for threshold will be assessed against the post threshold standards, based solely on the outcomes of their last two performance reviews/appraisals which must demonstrate evidence of having met all 10 of the post threshold standards. As such teachers paid on scales M5 and M6 need to take into consideration the collection of relevant evidence, if they wish to be considered (within a two year period) for post threshold assessment.
To achieve CLT status, people are specifically judged on the 12 CLT standards. Teachers can not be on the main pay scale to be eligible, so in order to qualify it makes sense to integrate the CLT standards with other requirements ie post threshold standards, as well as having taught in London state schools for four years and registered on the CLT website for two years. For more information on CLT status go to the CLT website.top
National College for School Leadership (NCSL) website provides information and resources on the National Standards for headteachers. These standards provide a framework for the role of headteacher. Set out in six, interdependent areas, the standards identify the knowledge requirements and professional qualities headteachers need to bring to the role.top