Using the Teachers' Standards for appraisal
Teachers in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) in maintained schools are classed as school teachers and are subject to the Education (School Teachers’ Appraisal) (England) Regulations 2012. This means they need to be assessed against the "standards applicable to that teacher" as well as their objectives (regulation 7, paragraph 6).
These standards are:
- The Teachers’ Standards
- Any other set of teachers' performance standards published by the secretary of state that the governing board, headteacher or local authority (LA) determines is applicable to a teacher's performance
This is explained in regulation 6, paragraph 8.
The Teachers' Standards only apply to teachers in the EYFS completing their newly qualified teacher (NQT) or early career teacher (ECT) induction.