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What does ‘good teaching’ and ‘good leadership’ look like in practice and how can we improve?
Our Cambridge Practitioner (for Early Years), 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.
Download the Early Years Standards Factsheet (PDF, 793KB) and the Factsheet for the Teacher and School Leader Standards (PDF, 2MB) to find out more about how and why we have developed the standards.
Download the Standards factsheet (Portuguese) (PDF, 793KB)
Download the Standards factsheet (Spanish) (PDF, 802KB)
You can use the Cambridge standards for Early Years Practitioners to:
Download the Cambridge Standards for Early Years Practitioners document (PDF, 716KB)
You can use the Cambridge Teacher Standards to:
Download the Cambridge Teacher Standards (PDF, 662KB)
Download the Cambridge Teacher Standards (Portuguese) (PDF, 272KB)
Download the Cambridge Teacher Standards (Spanish) (PDF, 2MB)
You can use the Cambridge School Leader Standards to:
Download the School Leader Standards (PDF, 778KB)
Download the School Leader Standards (Portuguese) (PDF, 371KB)
Download the School Leader Standards (Spanish) (PDF, 488KB)
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
Read how Rosewood school (PDF, 4MB) has benefitted from using the Cambridge Teacher Standards.
UK ENIC (the UK National Information Centre for the recognition and evaluation of international qualifications and skills) has confirmed a high level of comparability between the Cambridge Standards and UK, Australian and South African standards.
Download the UK ENIC executive summary (PDF, 365KB)
The Cambridge Teacher Standards are aligned with the competencies of the Cambridge Personal Styles Questionnaire (CPSQ), a personality assessment that assesses non-cognitive skills.
CPSQ is used to identify values and behaviours that are at the heart of a successful career in teaching. It helps teachers to understand and reflect on their own behaviour styles and needs. The results provide insight into how you can support your teachers, allowing you to make targeted interventions to help enhance your teachers’ professional development.
Using the results of CPSQ with the Cambridge Teacher Standards can help you understand where your teachers might need additional support or professional development. The Standards and their associated resources can help teachers to be more self-evaluative in the areas highlighted by CPSQ.
See how CPSQ maps to the learning outcomes of Cambridge PDQs and the Cambridge Teacher Standards. (PDF, 78KB)
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.