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 text supports readers to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve teaching and professional practice.
This fourth edition has been updated to include checklist for all standards. Also added is guidance on personal and professional conduct online for new teachers. New content on the 2019 Ofsted framework'e expectations of teaching is also added in this edition.
About the author
Roy Blatchford CBE is Founding Director of the National Education Trust in the UK. He served as one of Her Majesty’s Inspectors of Schools (HMI) in England, with national responsibilities for school improvement and for the inspection of outstanding schools. Roy was Deputy Chair of the DfE Teachers’ Standards Review (2012) and of the Headteachers’ Standards Review (2014). He was appointed CBE for services to education in the 2016 New Year Honours.