Are the Teachers’ Standards fit for purpose?

Clio et cetera

I must begin on a positive. The whole profession has been crying out for years that the training period teachers have is not sufficient – indeed, one of my very first blog posts, back in 2013, was on this very issue. The good news is that the government has just opened a consultation on creating a more structured training programme for new teachers that goes beyond a single year. The details on this will of course be what matters, particularly if we are to avoid this just becoming a rebranding of NQT induction, but the overall direction is nevertheless a good one.

In this post, however, I want to use this development to raise a concern. The concern I have is with the Teachers’ Standards, the set of criteria that we use to judge whether someone is eligible for Qualified Teacher Status. At present we just have one set…

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