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The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools

The Teachers’ Standards in Primary Schools
Understanding and Evidencing Effective Practice

First Edition

February 2016 | 256 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Every primary school teacher needs to ensure that they meet the criteria set out in the Teachers’ Standards. However translating what this means in the classroom isn’t always easy, especially when you're starting out your career in teaching. 

This book directly looks at the standards providing guidance on how professionalism can be demonstrated and evidenced in primary schools underpinned by practical examples.

Steps to Success boxes in each chapter look at challenges in the classroom encouraging a reflective perspective on your teaching.

Key coverage includes:

  • Effective teaching and learning and what it means to be a learner
  • Planning and assessment for successful teaching
  • Meeting the needs of all children
  • Behaviour management
  • The role of subject and pedagogical knowledge


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 good and safe learning
Professional Responsibilities
Personal and professional conduct
Keeping the ‘L’ Plates: Life-Long Learner

A useful book to support both trainee teachers and those recently qualified.
It provides clear links between educational theories and teaching standards and illuminates standards by giving practical examples from school settings.
A helpful guide in gathering evidence to support achievement against teaching standards.

Mrs Marion Elizabeth Hobbs
Education, Edge Hill University
April 12, 2016

A useful book to support reflection of undergraduate trainees to consider acheivment against the Teachers Standards.

Mrs Marion Elizabeth Hobbs
Faculty of Education (Ormskirk), Edge Hill University
April 12, 2016

A good concise and informative book for trainee teachers

Mrs Lynne Berry
School of Computing, Liverpool Hope University
April 12, 2016

Really comprehensive guidance for trainee teachers around all aspects of Teachers' Standards

Mrs Rhiannon Love
Teacher Development, University of Winchester
April 7, 2016

This is an extremely useful book. It provides both students and mentors with not only ideas about how to address each standard but also the different sources of evidence that could be used to support each criteria.

Mr Dave Jones
Sch of Education & Lifelong Learning, University of East Anglia
April 2, 2016

This text is very useful for anyone beginning an ITT education degree or for trainee teachers wanting to improve their knowledge and understanding of how the teaching standards apply to current classroom practice. The text provides guidance on what constitutes each standard, underpinned by theory and supported with a plethora of practical examples of how to effectively evidence them. The authors describe how trainee teachers can develop reflective practice, and particularly show how part 2 of the standards can be evidenced to aid knowledge and understanding. I would recommend this text for all student teachers on an ITT course.

Mr Manish Kothari
School of Edu. Theology and Leadership, St Mary's University, Twickenham
March 10, 2016

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