Australian Professional Standards for Teachers
Highly Accomplished Career Stage
The Australian Professional Standards for Teachers consist of seven standards.
Highly Accomplished Teacher
The following pages demonstrate how I believe I am continually growing and striving in my aim to achieve these standards at the Highly Accomplished career stage.
Know the students and how they learn
Know the content and how to teach it
Plan for and implement effective teaching and learning
Create and maintain supportive and safe learning environments
Assess, provide feedback and report on student learning
Engage in professional learning
Engage Professionally with colleagues, parents/carers and the community
A Highly Accomplished Teacher, is a highly effective and skilled classroom practitioner, who routinely works independently and collaboratively to improve own practice and the practice of colleagues.
A Highly Accomplished Teacher contributes to colleagues' learning and may also take on roles that guide, advise or lead others, including colleagues and pre-service teachers.
They maximise learning opportunities for students by understanding their backgrounds and diverse individual characteristics and the impact of those factors on their learning.
Highly Accomplished Teachers have in-depth knowledge of their subjects and curriculum content. They work with colleagues to plan, evaluate and modify teaching programs to improve student learning and keep abreast of the latest developments in their specialist content area or across a range of content areas for generalist teachers.
Highly Accomplished Teachers interpersonal and presentation skills are highly developed and they communicate effectively and respectfully with students, colleagues, parents/carers and community members.