Consultation outcome

Headteacher standards review

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

This consultation has concluded

Download the full outcome

Review of headteacher standards: government response

Detail of outcome

Summary of responses received and the government’s response.

Detail of feedback received

We would like to thank everyone who responded to this call for evidence. The headteacher standards review group and the DfE secretariat for the review group considered all the responses carefully. These responses informed the review group’s drafting of a revised set of standards.

If you have any queries, please contact the headteacher standards review mailbox:

Original consultation


Call for evidence seeking views on headteacher standards.

This consultation ran from

Consultation description

An independent group of leading professionals is seeking views on the proposed review of headteacher standards.

The current national standards for headteachers were last reviewed in 2004.

Information on the National Headteacher Standards Review Group is also available.


Published 16 May 2014
Last updated 19 January 2015 + show all updates
  1. Added government response.
  2. Added public feedback note.
  3. Added link to National Headteacher Standards Review Group.
  4. First published.