How will ATS benefit you as an employer

Advanced Teacher Status (ATS) is the tried and tested way to professionalising your workforce. ATS will demonstrate that as an employer you are committed to raising standards by employing highly skilled teachers who demonstrate mastery in teaching.

Employing ATS holders offers a range of significant benefits that will enable you to: 

  • improve learning outcomes
  • improve standards efficiently and cost effectively
  • raise your organisation's profile to partners and learners
  • offer new career progression routes for your advanced teaching staff
  • recruit the best teachers and promote your credentials as an employer
  • promote a culture of working collaboratively to improve teaching standards amongst peers. 

Professional workplace development is an important factor in the new Ofsted Inspection Framework. One of the criteria it will be assessing is Leadership and Management; reviewing how professional development is aligned with the curriculum and how teachers are developing over time.

To achieve an outstanding ranking in Leadership and Management you’ll need to demonstrate your staff receive highly focused and effective professional development, and to show their knowledge builds and develops consistently over time.

Employing ATS holders and encouraging your current workforce to undertake ATS will also help improve your ranking in this area.

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The impact of ATS

Of participants who submitted ATS portfolios in October 2021:

  • 94 per cent stated it had a positive impact on their practice
  • 94 per cent stated it had a positive impact on their learners
  • 94 per cent stated it had a positive impact on colleagues
  • 66 per cent stated it had a positive impact on their organisation

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The ATS programme More about ATS

Learn more about ATS, including eligibility criteria and what the progamme involves.


Interested in ATS? Let us know

Applications for the next ATS cohort open spring 2022. Express your interest here.


ATS FAQS Got questions?

Get answers to frequently asked questions about ATS.