Schools Competency Framework 

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Schools Competency Framework 

Individual staff development

The Autism Education Trust (AET) School Competency Framework provide guidance that enables school staff to reflect upon and evaluate their practice.

The framework can be used by staff in schools (5–16) across a range of settings from mainstream to specialist. It is an ongoing self-reflection tool to enable staff to:

  • Self-assess their skills and competencies.
  • Identify priority areas to work on. 
  • Decide which aspects of their practice require further development.
  • Consider their professional development needs.

Seek appropriate professional development. These competencies support staff in meeting Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND) policy and legal requirements and their equality duties whilst complying with the Education Inspection Framework (2019) and the Teacher Standards (2011).

Next Steps Action Plan

Download our Action Plan which is split into the themes from the Framework.

Set your priorities, determine next steps and set a time scale for moving forward.