In just 12 pages for Headteachers and Governors “National Standards of Excellence for Headteachers” from DfE

“Designed to inspire public confidence in headteachers, raise aspirations, secure high academic standards in the nation’s schools and empower the teaching profession”. A short read with an impressive scope which is somewhat daunting to say the least. And all this in a succinct 12 page PDF available via the link below:


Just published by the Department for Education, January 2015. Of the 12 pages, only two cover the four domains “Excellence as Standard” the rest is what the standards are for, what they are not for and how to use them which extends to Governors. An “impressive” document in its ambition but perhaps a little short of practical guidance to actually help headteachers with plenty of room to innovate and continue to inspire.