All teachers and trainee teachers need to work towards and within the framework of the Teachers' Standards. This is the essential guide to the application of these standards in the classroom. The text is written to support teachers and trainee teachers to interpret the standards effectively and independently, and to apply them to their teaching. The chapters mirror the standards themselves and practical guidance and classroom based examples help the reader link theory to practice. The text supports the reader to enhance their understanding of the standards and to see how their effective application can improve 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 for trainee teachers to help them think around the standards in relation to their placements and assess how and whether they have met the requirements.