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Professional standards

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What are the professional standards?
The professional standards will help guide teachers' professional development and career choices.
Tool: Professional standards for teachers
Discover how you could progress at every stage of your career.
Download the professional standards
Here you can download all of the standards in PDF format.
How to use the professional standards tool

The professional standards tool allows you to navigate through the standards, seeing how one area builds on and progresses to another.

The tool cross-references each career stage (QTS, core, post threshold, excellent teacher, advanced skills teacher), with each area of teachers’ work, from relationships with children and young people to team working and collaboration.



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