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The 2012 Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

The 2012 Teachers' Standards in the Classroom

112 pages | Learning Matters
All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom.  

The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom based examples help the reader link theory to practice. The text supports the reader to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice.  

About the Achieving QTS series

All the books in this successful series support trainees through their initial teacher training and guide them in the acquisition of their subject knowledge, understanding and classroom practice. All new titles within the series are linked to the 2012 Teachers' Standards and consider the impact of key government initiatives.  

Roy Blatchford is Director of the National Education Trust ( and a Visiting Fellow at Oxford Brookes University.
Set High Expectations which Inspire, Motivate and Challenge Pupils
Promote Good Progress and Outcomes by Pupils
Demonstrate Good Subject and Curriculum Knowledge
Plan and Teach Well Structured Lessons
Adapt Teaching to Respond to the Strengths and Needs of All Pupils
Make Accurate and Productive use of Assessment
Manage Behaviour Effectively to Ensure a Good and Safe Learning Environment
Fulfil Wider Professional Responsibilities
Personal and Professional Conduct
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Appendix: Teachers' Standards Posters

A nice, simple guide which takes away some of the mystery about the Standards for trainee teachers. Written in an accessble style, it never leaves the reader puzzled.

Dr David Waugh
School of Education, Durham University
November 5, 2014

Students on a level 6 teaching module of the undergraduate degree have also found this an absolutely valuable text as preparation for both practice and application for PGCE and schools direct programmes.

Mr Darren Carr
Centre For Sport and Dance Studies, Liverpool John Moores University
March 13, 2014

This is an essential text for those just getting to grips with the teaching standards, after the full review with the change of Government. This will support information and guidance given by PGCE course leaders and act as an essential companion when out in schools.

Mr David Leask
Education, Manchester University
January 3, 2014

Really good discussion surrounding new teaching standards and the application of the standards. Particularly good for trainee teachers.

Mrs Dawn Hewitson
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
November 22, 2013

A useful text that is beneficial to trainee teachers. It helps them understand the concepts within the standards and the reflections are very useful - I have used them within my sessions.

Ms Maggie Webster
Faculty of Education, Edge Hill University
August 15, 2013

A very helpful guide to the 2012 Standards. Supports trainee teachers in their understanding of the scope of the different standards for teaching.

Shaaron Sanderson
Faculty of Education, College of St Mark and St John
May 14, 2013

At an anxious time for many engaged in ITE, this book provides a very clear platform for reviewing evidence for meeting the standards that is informative and not ticking boxes. It helps seed good professional habits and motivates practitioners to maintain a strong professional journal representative of their continuing development.

Mr John Backwell
Design Department, Goldsmiths College
May 8, 2013

This book is brilliantly well structured and has already proved useful to current trainees. We have recommended it as essential reading to those recruited onto our course for next academic year, giving them valuable pre-entry study material.

Ms Veronica Towers
PGCE, Wandsworth Primary Schools' Consortium
May 2, 2013

Highly accessible text, providing clear helpful commentaries on the 2012 Teachers' Standards, with helpful reflective questions and examples. If anything, a bit slim on content, but that can be of great advantage to the busy teacher/ trainee. Will definitely recommend to my supervisees applying for PGCEs and my colleagues.

Dr Florentina Taylor
Education, York University
March 19, 2013

Does what it says on the tine (or the title)! Recommended

Mr Andrew Holmes
Centre For Life-Long Learning, Hull University
March 18, 2013

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