Leora Cruddas, chief executive of CST and vice chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review Group said: “The publication of the new Head Teacher Standards is an important moment for the school system in England.
“The standards define the work of a head teacher or school principal – those leading a school whether a maintained school or a school in a trust.
“The standards have been used to develop a suite of national professional qualification frameworks which are rooted in the best available evidence of leading a school – what head teachers need to know and be able to do.
“It is important that the development of leaders in England is underpinned both by ethical standards and secure knowledge so that leaders can solve persistent or novel challenges and contribute to society’s conversation about schooling.
“As Malcolm Trobe CBE, chair of the Head Teacher Standards Review group says, ‘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 was a very great privilege to work with Malcolm and the review group to develop these standards.
“Head teachers and school principals play a very important role in our society as they lead the education of our children. It is essential that we invest in their development so that we have the very best leaders and our education system keeps getting better.”