On 11 March 2011, the Secretary of State for Education announced the details of a Review of Teachers’ Standards. The first report of the Review was published on 14 July 2011 and ministers have accepted the Review’s recommendations for a new set of standards, which will set the minimum requirements for teachers’ practice and conduct. This section contains information about the Review, including links to key documents such as the new standards for teachers, the Review’s terms of reference, and reports, as well as information about the Teachers’ Standards Review Group and frequently asked questions and answers.
The existing professional standards continue to apply until the new standards for teachers become effective on 1 September 2012. The second phase of the Review is considering the remaining standards – Threshold, Excellent Teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher.
You can contribute to this by responding to the call for evidence.
Information about the Review of Teachers' Standards' first report.
General article 04 August 2011
Michael Gove launches an independent review of the key skills that teachers need to improve students' performance.
Press notice 11 March 2011
The independent Teachers' Standards Review Group is now considering the higher level professional standards for teachers. It is conducting a call for evidence to allow users of the post-Threshold, Excellent Teacher and Advanced Skills Teacher standards to express their views on the higher level standards. The closing date for receipt of responses is 5pm on Friday 9 September.
General article 18 August 2011
List of members of the Teachers’ Standards Review Group and brief biographical details.
General article 20 July 2011
Frequently asked questions about the Government's Review of Teachers' Standards.
FAQ 14 July 2011
Background information on the Government's Review of Teachers’ Standards.
General article 18 March 2011