1st Edition

Professional Standards for Teachers and School Leaders A Key to School Improvement

Edited By Howard Green Copyright 2004
    288 Pages
    by Routledge

    by Routledge

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    What do the professional standards mean for teachers and school leaders? Everyone working in education needs a clear understanding of the professional standards required of teachers and school leaders.

    Written by a team of expert and well-respected contributors, this book provides the definitive guide to the standards that are now widely used for initial teacher training, induction, continuing professional development and performance management. In addition it covers the standards for subject leaders, which underpin the national programme for subject leaders, and the standards for headteachers, which are now used as an essential requirement for headship.

    The main element of each of the standards reflects the broad dimensions of teaching and leadership, covering everything from planning and assessing learning to relations with the wider community and managing one's own performance and development.

    Clearly explaining the nature of the standards the writers demonstrate how they relate to the real world of teaching and leadership and point out key issues for the future. The final chapters of the book set the application of standards into a more critical framework and suggest how the standards can meet future as well as current needs.

    Introduction Part 1: The National Context 1. The Role of the Teacher Training Agency: the First Set of National Standards 2. The Framework for School Inspection: A Perspective on the Effectiveness of Teachers and School Leaders 3. Research by the Hay Group into Highly Effective Teachers and School Leaders Part 2: National Standards for Teachers 4. Qualified Teacher Status 5. Induction 6. Threshold 7. Advanced Skills Teacher 8. Fast Track Part 3: National Standards for School Leaders 9. Special Educational Needs Coordinator 10. Subject Leader 11. Headteacher Part 4: Looking to the Future 12. Towards a Genuine Professional Standards Framework for Teachers 13. Meeting Future Needs


    Howard Green was previously a headteacher and is now a well known figure in the school standards field. He consults on education standards for the DfES and the National College for School Leadership and was responsible for the establishing leadership programmes at both the National Education Assessment Centre and the Teacher Training Agency.

    'This is a guide to current UK standards for subject leaders and headmasters and for initial teacher training, induction, continuing professional development and performance management.' - The Teacher Trainer