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What does ‘good teaching’ and ‘good leadership’ look like in practice and how can we improve?
Our Cambridge Teacher and School Leader standards define what we believe to be key characteristics of effective teaching and leadership. They focus on supporting teachers and leaders in their professional learning and development.
The Standards are based on the latest international research into effective teaching and school leadership, taking into account a wide range of international practices and advice from education experts around the world.
Download the Standards factsheet (PDF, 2MB) to find out more about how and why we developed the standards.
You can use the Cambridge Teacher Standards to:
Download the Cambridge Teacher Standards (PDF, 662KB)
You can use the Cambridge School Leader Standards to:
Download the School Leader Standards (PDF, 778KB)
You can use the Standards to evaluate your teaching or school leadership by asking yourself key questions and looking for examples from your own practice. By rating your answers Red, Amber or Green - using our RAG grids - you can identify where you are now and which areas you need to improve. To find out how, read our online guide
UK NARIC (the UK National Academic Recognition Information Centre) has confirmed a high level of comparability between the Cambridge Standards and UK, Australian and South African standards
Download the UK NARIC executive summary (PDF, 365KB)
For more information please read our frequently asked questions (PDF, 32KB)
As we launch these standards we would like to hear from Cambridge schools who are interested in exploring their use in different contexts. If you are interested please complete the form below.