Professional Standards References
Most modules have items with references to Professional Standards, e.g.
Such a reference means that some aspects of the Standard (not necessarily all)
will be addressed.
Wherever a Professional Standard is shown (e.g. C22)
you can view the text of the Standard by "hovering" your mouse over it
Professional Standards for Teachers
(extracts from Introduction to the Standards (TDA) :
The framework of Professional Standards for teachers forms part of a wider framework
of standards for the whole school workforce and defines the characteristics of teachers
at each career stage. Specifically it provides professional standards for:
- The award of QTS (Q)
- Teachers on the main scale (C)
- Teachers on the upper pay scale (P)
- Excellent Teachers (E)
- Advanced Skills Teachers (A)
The Professional Standards are statements of a teachers’ professional attributes,
professional knowledge and understanding, and professional skills. They provide
clarity of the expectations at each career stage. The Standards are not to be confused
with and do not replace the professional duties contained in the School Teachers’ Pay
and Conditions Document, which sets out the roles
and responsibilities for teachers.
Professional Standards for Higher Level Teaching Assistants (HLTAs)
The Professional Standards for HLTAs set out exactly what is expected of teaching
assistants who are working towards HLTA status. The Standards were developed
following a wide-ranging consultation with headteachers, teachers, professional
bodies, unions, employers and support staff.