The leaders reviewing headteacher standards

The Department for Education has appointed an advisory group to review the headteacher standards for the first time since 2015. Tes reports.

The group will be led by Malcolm Trobe, the former interim general secretary of the Association of School and College Leaders (ASCL), and includes representatives of academies and governors, and the leaders of the two headteachers’ unions.

Mr Trobe said: “Both the profession and society rightly have high expectations of those that lead our schools and it is important that the standards accurately reflect those expectations.”

It drew up seven principles, including selflessness, openness and honesty, and seven personal characteristics, including wisdom, kindness and justice.

Read who the advisory group is made up of The leaders reviewing headteacher standards

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  1. Anonymous

    Only one person from a community school and no-one from teaching staff other than heads/leaders. Why no representation from the National Education Union which deals with issues when leadership standards fall below an acceptable level. The team is heavily weighted towards academy trusts, some of which have rather dubious ethical standards.

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