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Values to Underpin our Profession

As part of the work to develop a new code and new standards for the teaching profession, we have been working to identify the core values that need to underpin both of these documents.

Based on feedback from both the code and standards working groups, and additional comments from teachers themselves, it was agreed that we need a statement of values to underpin the new professional standards and code, and guide their development.

To help us with this, we established an additional, small working group to identify a draft set of proposed values we could test with the profession. We tested this set of starting values through the various focus groups and an online survey last year (a summary of the feedback regarding the set of starting values can be found here).

As we begin the process of preparing an initial draft of the Code of Professional Responsibility, we will also draw on the feedback to identify the preferred set of values that will underlie both the new code and the new professional standards.

We will make these available alongside the draft code when that is shared with you in March.