Revised Standards for QTS and Requirements for ITT
A revised set of professional standards for teachers was published on 22 June 2007 by the Training and Development Agency for Schools (TDA).
The qualified teacher status (QTS) standards and initial teacher training (ITT) requirements that apply to all programmes commencing 1 September 2007 have been finalised. The revised standards are seen by the government as a key element of the 'new professionalism' for teachers.
The standards for QTS are available to download here:
Download: Professional Standards for Teachers: Qualified Teacher Status (PDF)
Download: Professional Standards for Teachers: Qualified Teacher Status (Word)
The complete set of standards which relate to both QTS and other stages of a teacher's career are available here:
The TDA has published a 63 page handbook, Guidance to accompany the Standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS), to help tutors and mentors interpret and use the new standards. The handbook can be downloaded here:
These documents were produced by the Training and Development Agency for Schools. Further information on the Standards for QTS and requirements for ITT is available on the TDA website.
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