Independent report

Independent review of teachers' standards: reports

Recommendations to replace the standards teachers need to meet to get Qualified Teacher Status and to discontinue higher-level standards.



The Secretary of State for Education launched the ‘Independent review of teachers’ standards’, chaired by Sally Coates, in March 2011.

The review brought together leading teachers, headteachers and other experts to review the framework of professional standards for teachers.

These reports present their findings and recommendations.

The first report looks at the standards for Qualified Teacher Status (QTS) and the core professional standards.

The second report looks at the upper tiers of the standards framework (‘post-threshold’, ‘excellent teacher’ and ‘advanced skills teacher’).

Published 14 July 2011