Meeting the standards
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In the UK to qualify as a primary or secondary school teacher, a set of qualified teaching standards (QTS) must be met and adhered to throughout a teacher’s career. In doing so, during initial teacher training (ITT) and the newly qualified teacher (NQT) year it is necessary for trainees and NQTs to demonstrate and evidence how they are meeting these standards. This chapter provides insight into how to use the standards in the initial stages of a teacher’s career and how trainee teachers and NQTs can make use of the standards along with tips to support new and trainee teachers to manage the workload associated with evidencing the standards in a practical and effective way. The chapter concludes with the authors top five tips for NQTs.