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

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The 2020 standards replace the 2015 National Standards of Excellence

Like the 2015 version, the Headteachers' Standards 2020 are non-statutory. 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.


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