Professional Standards – The Role of the AST, Secondary

An AST in west London approaches some key requirements of his job This programme follows Steve Immison, an Advanced Skills Teacher at a secondary school in west London, to see how he meets some of the key requirements of the job – teaching in the school, supporting and advising colleagues within his own school and helping a neighbouring school to overcome some difficulties.

The AST Professional Standards include:
a) taking on a strategic leadership role in developing workplace policies and practice and in promoting collective responsibility for their implementation in their own and other schools
b) being part of or working closely with leadership teams, taking a leadership role in developing, implementing and evaluating policies and in their own and other workplaces that contribute to school improvement
c) having the analytical, interpersonal and organisational skills necessary to work effectively with staff and leadership teams beyond their own school.

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