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Outstanding Teacher’s ToolKIT

Diploma in Teaching Skills for Educators

1 Professional Attributes

Relationships with children and young people.Frameworks Communicating and working with others

2 Professional knowledge and understanding

Teaching and learning Subjects and Curriculum Literacy, numeracy and ICT Achievement and diversity Health and well-being

3 Professional skills

Planning Teaching Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback

4 Understanding principles of learning and teaching

Explain how people learn. Teaching methods and learning activities that engage and motivate learners to learn. The process of assessment. An effective lesson

Teaching Standards

1 Professional Attributes

Relationships with children and young people

Q1 *Have high expectations of children and young people including a commitment to ensuring that they can achieve their full educational potential and to establishing fair, respectful, trusting, supportive and constructive relationships with them.

Q2 * Demonstrate the positive values, attitudes and behaviour they expect from children and young people.


Q3a Be aware of the professional duties of teachers and the statutory framework within which they work.

Q3b Be aware of the policies and practices of the workplace and share in collective responsibility for their implementation.

Communicating and working with others

Q4 Communicate effectively with children, young people, colleagues, parents and carers.

Q5 Recognise and respect the contribution that colleagues, parents and carers can make to the development and well-being of children and young people and to raising their levels of attainment.

Q6 * Have a commitment to collaboration and co-operative working.

Personal Professional Development

Q7a Reflect on and improve their practice, and take responsibility for identifying and meeting their developing professional needs.

Q7b Identify priorities for their early professional development in the context of induction.

Q8 Have a creative and constructively critical approach towards innovation, being prepared to adapt their practice where benefits and improvements are identified.

Q9 * Act upon advice and feedback and be open to coaching and mentoring.

2 Professional knowledge and understanding

Teaching and learning

Q10 Have a knowledge and understanding of a range of teaching, learning and behaviour management strategies and know how to use and adapt them, including how to personalise learning and provide opportunities for all learners to achieve their potential.

Q9 *

Q11 Know the assessment requirements and arrangements for the subjects/curriculum areas in the age ranges they are trained to teach, including those relating to public examinations and qualifications.

Q12 Know a range of approaches to assessment, including the importance of formative assessment.

Q13 Know how to use local and national statistical information to evaluate the effectiveness of their teaching, to monitor the progress of those they teach and to raise levels of attainment.

Subjects and Curriculum

Q14 Have a secure knowledge and understanding of their subjects/curriculum areas and related pedagogy to enable them to teach effectively across the age and ability range for which they are trained.

Q15 Know and understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory curricula, frameworks, including those provided through the National Strategies, for their subjects/curriculum areas, and other relevant initiatives applicable to the age and ability range for which they are trained.

Literacy, numeracy and ICT

Q16 Have passed the professional skills tests in numeracy, literacy and information and communication technology (ICT). (not applicable for overseas trainees)

Q17 Know how to use skills in literacy, numeracy and ICT to support their teaching and wider professional activities.

Achievement and diversity

Q18 Understand how children and young people develop and that the progress and well-being of learners are affected by a range of developmental, social, religious, ethnic, cultural and linguistic influences.

Q19 Know how to make effective personalised provision for those they teach, including those for whom English is an additional language or who have special educational needs or disabilities, and how to take practical account of diversity and promote equality and inclusion in their teaching.

Q20 Know and understand the roles of colleagues with specific responsibilities, including those with responsibility for learners with special educational needs and disabilities and other individual learning needs.

Health and well-being

Q21a Be aware of current legal requirements, national policies and guidance on the safeguarding and promotion of the well-being of children and young people.

Q21b Know how to identify and support children and young people whose progress, development or well-being is affected by changes or difficulties in their personal circumstances, and when to refer them to colleagues for specialist support.

3 Professional skills


Q22 Plan for progression across the age and ability range for which they are trained, designing effective learning sequences within lessons and across series of lessons and demonstrating secure subject/curriculum knowledge.

Q23 Design opportunities for learners to develop their literacy, Numeracy and ICT skills.

Q24 Plan homework or other out-of-class work to sustain learners’ progress and to extend and consolidate their learning.


Q25a Teach lessons and sequences of lessons across the age and ability range for which they are trained in which they use a range of teaching strategies and resources, including e-learning, taking practical account of diversity and promoting equality and inclusion.

Q25b Teach lessons and sequences of lessons across the age and ability range for which they are trained in which they build on prior knowledge, develop concepts and processes, enable learners to apply new knowledge, understanding and skills to meet learning objectives.

Q25c Teach lessons and sequences across the age and ability range for which they are trained in which they adapt their language to suit the learners they teach, introducing new ideas and concepts clearly, and using explanations, questions, discussions and plenaries

Q25d Teach lessons and sequences of lessons across the age and ability range for which they are trained in which they manage the learning of individuals, groups and whole classes, modifying their teaching to suit the stage of the lesson.

Assessing, monitoring and giving feedback

Q26a Make effective use of a range of assessment, monitoring and recording strategies.

Q26b Assess the learning needs of those they teach in order to set challenging learning objectives.

Q27 Provide timely, accurate and constructive feedback on learners’ attainment, progress and areas for development.

Q28 Support and guide learners to reflect on their learning, identify the progress they have made and identify their emerging learning needs.

Q29 Evaluate the impact of their teaching on the progress of all learners, and modify their planning and classroom practice where necessary.

Q30 Establish a purposeful and safe learning environment conducive to learning and identify opportunities for learners to learn in out of school contexts.

Q31 Establish a clear framework for classroom discipline to manage learners’ behaviour constructively and promote their self-control and independence

Q32 Work as a team member and identify opportunities for working with colleagues, sharing the development of effective practice with them.

Q33 Ensure that colleagues working with them are appropriately involved in supporting learning and understand the roles they are expected to fulfil.

About the trainer :

He did his undergraduate degree and Masters degree in the UK. He has worked for 25 years as an IGCSE/GCE teacher at Repton New English Schools. Also he taught the SAT stream in The Modern American Schools. He was a trainer at Queen Ranai Teacher Training Academy. He achieved his PGCE certificate form the UK. He is currently a teacher and curriculum developer at IBN Rushed Schools (IB Program)