We have developed the The National Professional Standards for Highly Accomplished Teachers of Science as part of the leadership group of our federated body ASTA.

We believe professional standards

• directly reflect a vision of the kind of science teaching and learning that is valued and is effective;

• recognise the holism of and interaction between elements of teachers' work, describing highly accomplished teachers' discipline and craft knowledge, skills, attitudes and values;

• capture the essence of effective performance; and are demonstratable.