All teachers and trainee teachers must work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This book is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text supports you to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to your teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom-based examples help link theory to practice. The text also enables you to enhance your understanding of the standards and improve your teaching and professional practice. This second edition has been updated to include notes on the new OFSTED framework and the new National Curriculum. Also included are more questions to help trainee teachers think around the standards in relation to placements and assess how and whether they have met the requirements.