Headteachers' Standards 2020: self-assessment tool

Use our template to check your performance against the Headteachers' Standards 2020, and highlight areas for development.

Last reviewed on 15 February 2023
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  1. Download our self-assessment tool
  2. The 2020 standards are the most recent version

Download our self-assessment tool

Use it to help you evaluate your strengths and highlight areas for development against the Headteachers' Standards 2020

You can use it to help you prepare for your appraisal process, or to make the jump to headship at interview.

The 2020 standards are the most recent version

The Headteachers' Standards 2020 are non-statutory, and replace the 2015 National Standards of Excellence. They're designed to be relevant to all headteachers, but are intended to be interpreted in the context of each individual headteacher and school. 

Read more about the new standards and how they're designed to be used in our summary article.