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2007: Professional attributes (Q1-9)

Using the left hand browse menu you can access a wide range of resources that have been tagged to the individual QTS standards.  Below are some key resources which should be helpful in giving an introduction to Professional attributes.   

These standards outline the attitudes and commitment to be expected of anyone qualifying to be a teacher. Expectations relate to the teacher's ability to: develop professional relationships, communicate with others, understand relevant legal frameworks, and engage with professional development.  For further information relating to the QTS standards and ITT requirements visit the TDA website at www.tda.gov.uk/qts.

Number of resources (37)

# This report offers a critique of the current secondary teacher training model in England by suggesting that it should adopt a framework of teacher education based on social pedagogy, similar to that of Sweden, rather than that which the author describes as the utilitarian, competency-based training operating today. The author, James Wetz, is writing on behalf of the CfBT Education Trust, a...
# This is a literature review written by the National Foundation for Educational Research (NFER) and commissioned by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The review focuses on four main questions: Are there different skills within inference?; How can pupils be best taught to use inference skills?; What strategies are most effective in teaching inference skills?; and What does...
# The resource is a report of research which “investigates the way school and classroom processes affect the cognitive progress and social/behavioural development of children between the ages of 6 (Year 1) and 10 (Year 5) in primary schools in England.” (page i) The research is part of a large research project funded by the Department for Children, Schools and Families (DCSF). The project was...
CitizED Logo Mini This briefing paper is aimed primarily at PGCE Citizenship tutors, and in particular focuses on the "professional attributes" standards for qualified teacher status. The paper has three sections. In the first, the generic "professional attributes" standards are introduced and are contextualised in relation to other frameworks of professional standards within which teachers work. In the second...
# BBC news article: Teachers in England are being alerted to guidelines on how they can tackle homophobic bullying.
# Behaviour and attendance at school are now key priorities for national government in England. Recent major initiatives including the Primary Behaviour and Attendance Pilot (PBAP) and the Behaviour Improvement Programme (BIP) have attempted to tackle the situation.
# The survey suggested that most local authorities in England were at a relatively early stage in their preparations for meeting demand for programmes focused on developing parenting skills in order to improve the attendance and behaviour of children in school.
# Ofsted undertook a survey of attendance in 31 secondary schools in the summer and autumn terms 2006. Ofsted and the Department for Education and Skills (now the Department for Children, Schools and Families) were concerned about 351 secondary schools whose overall absence or unauthorised absence rates were unsatisfactory.
# This article examines the views of 88 learning mentors about their understanding of the management of school attendance. The data were obtained from a questionnaire that was completed in 2004 by the learning school mentors attending a conference on improving school attendance.
# This literature review was commissioned by the Scottish Executive Enterprise and Lifelong Learning Department (SEELLD) from the SCRE Centre of Glasgow University.
# Glossary item: Definition and commentary for the term 'Reversal Theory'.
# Teachers should tackle poor behaviour by clamping down on shouting out in the classroom, insisting that pupils do not ask or answer questions without permission.
# Angling - one of the country's most popular participation sports - is helping disaffected pupils from a deprived area of Nottinghamshire get back into learning.
# The secondary social emotional and behavioural skills pilot (SEBS) was set up by the Department to encourage secondary schools to take a whole-school approach to developing social, emotional and behavioural skills amongst staff and pupils and to integrate it into their existing work.
# The researchers involved in this research review identified a need to improve the academic achievement of students with emotional and behavioural difficulties (EBD).
# A TES magazine article: Kairen Cullen explains how she helped a problem class make progress by focusing on the collective good.
# This report draws on evidence from inspection and regulation broadly covering the year September 2006 to August 2007. During this period the responsibilities for inspecting services for children and learners changed substantially, with the establishment, on 1 April 2007, of the Office for Standards in Education, Children's Services and Skills.
# This portal helps you find educational evidence from a range of reputable sources using a single search. It is designed for both professional and lay people interested in education.
E librarian A selection of E-librarian answers to questions from trainees and teacher educators.
# This conference on 7 June took place at the University of East London. The purpose of the day was to consider the impact of the new standards on HEI programmes, and it provided an opportunity in workshops to discuss plans for incorporating these into practice (modules and placements, including implications for mentor training).