Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Are You Up to the New Standards?

Magazine article Times Educational Supplement

Are You Up to the New Standards?

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'Aspirational' targets for FE teachers soon to be launched

A new set of professional standards for teachers and trainers in FE will be unveiled next week. The list of 20 standards has been described as "aspirational" by the Education and Training Foundation, which will publish the document on Monday outlining how teachers can improve their practice.

Teachers should "maintain and update" their knowledge of their specialist area and the latest educational research, particularly through collaboration, the document states.

Helen Pettifor, director of the foundation's professional standards team, told TES that the guidelines will be referred to by Ofsted and used to inform judgements. They will also be used in inspections of initial teacher education providers, and inspectors will "consider the success of leaders and managers in preparing trainees to meet [them]". …

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