The independent Review of Teachers’ Standards, chaired by Sally Coates, was launched by the Secretary of State for Education in March 2011. The Review brought together leading teachers, headteachers and other experts to review the existing framework of professional standards for teachers.
Ministers accepted the Review’s recommendations and a new set of standards, which will set the minimum requirements for teachers’ practice and conduct, will become effective on 1 September 2012.
The new Standards published by the Secretary of State for Education introduce some significant changes in terms of structure, content and application. The Teachers’ Standards contained in this document 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).