The Teachers’ Standards

The Teachers’ Standards set the minimum requirements for teachers’ practice and conduct. They are used to assess all trainees working towards QTS, and NQTs completing their statutory induction period after completing their training.

The Teachers' Standards and the Early Career Framework

The Teachers’ Standards will continue to be used to assess teachers completing their statutory induction period once the Early Career Framework is rolled out. The Early Career Framework is a new two-year support package to replace the current one-year induction period.  Early rollout is being offered for teachers starting their induction from September 2020, in 3 regions and in selected schools nationally, and the programme will then be rolled out to all schools nationally for teachers starting their induction in September 2021.

DfE guidance explains that there will be no changes to statutory induction during the first year of early rollout. The development support package will last for 2 years but statutory induction during early rollout will continue to last for one year. After one year, NQTs will be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards to determine whether they have passed induction.

Once national roll-out begins in September 2021, early career teachers will continue to be assessed against the Teachers’ Standards but this will now take place at the end of the 2 year induction period.

The sections of the Early Career Framework are aligned to the Teachers’ Standards. The resources on this Early Career Hub are organised by the relevant ECF section and Teacher Standard. You can browse these sections below.

There is also a part of the Hub that looks at becoming a teacher more widely, including choosing a school and finding a job. Finally, there is a part with links to resources for teacher educators and others who are supporting early career teachers

If this is your first time visiting the Early Career Hub, you might wish to take a look at our guidance on making the most of the Hub.