Research and analysis

Making the links between teachers' new professionalism

Report setting out the findings from a study evaluating the extent to which new professionalism has been introduced in schools.


Making the links between teachers' professional standards, induction, performance management and continuing professional development

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New professionalism for teachers includes:

  • new professional standards for teachers
  • performance management arrangements for teachers and headteachers
  • the promotion of professional development as an integral part of a teacher’s everyday life

This report sets out the findings from a study evaluating the extent to which ‘new professionalism’ has been introduced in schools and the effects on teaching and learning. For the purposes of the research, ‘new professionalism’ is taken to include professional standards, performance management, ongoing continuing professional development and newly qualified teacher induction.