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The teachers' standards in primary schools: understanding and evidencing effective practice

The teachers' standards in primary schools: understanding and evidencing effective practice

Carroll, Joy, author; Alexander, Genea, author

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

Paperback, Book. English.
Published Los Angeles: SAGE, 2016
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Statement of responsibility: Joy Carroll, Genea Alexander
ISBN: 1473906962, 9781473906969
Intended audience: Specialized.
Physical Description: 240 pages
Subject: Elementary school teaching Great Britain.; Education.


  1. Introduction
  2. Set high expectations which inspire, motivate and challenge pupils
  3. Promote good progress and outcomes by pupils
  4. Demonstrate good subject and curriculum knowledge
  5. Plan and Teach Well Structured Lessons
  6. Adapt teaching to respond to the strengths and needs of all pupils
  7. Make accurate and productive use of assessment
  8. Manage behaviour effectively to ensure good and safe learning
  9. Professional Responsibilities
  10. Personal and professional conduct
  11. Keeping the 'L' Plates: Life-Long Learner


This is a useful, practical guide for student teachers and NQTs to support their ability to evidence The Teachers’ Standards. Supported by academic literature and theory, each chapter  unpicks the language used in each of the standards and  makes it more accessible; this would make it easier to  engage in professional dialogue and to set professional  targets. The layout of the text makes it easy to use, especially to dip in and out of. A valuable companion text.


This straightforward and accessible book will be a valuable addition to every trainee teacher’s toolkit. It not only provides essential guidance on the components of each Standard, the theory that underpins them, and advice on how to evidence them, but also brings them alive in the classroom with practical examples and useful top tips.