Professional Standards Scheme (CPD)
The ISTD is pleased to introduce the Professional Standards Scheme.
News of the ISTD's Professional Standards Scheme at the ISTD Teacher Graduation
The scheme encourages all ISTD members to highlight their professional excellence and promote the high quality of their day to day teaching through:
- Evidencing appropriate insurance cover for their business
- Writing and implementing a Child Protection Policy
- Writing and implementing a Health & Safety Policy
- Keeping their training up-to-date by participating in continuing professional development (CPD)
For each completed element, members will receive a publically displayed badge on their new DANCE-TEACHERS.ORG profile.
The ISTD recognises that some parts of our Professional Standards Scheme may be new to members, therefore below are guidance documents in English, Italian, Greek and Spanish to help you get started. Template documents for use in your own dance school are also included where needed.
Articles examining each element of the scheme can be found in ISTD's DANCE Magazine issues 478, 479, 480 and 481.
To help you advertise your dance school to potential new students and their parents by promoting your professional standards you can also download our free Professional Standards Scheme poster – two designs available.
Editable versions of template documents
Should you have any questions or queries relating to the Professional Standards Scheme or guidance documents, please contact the Education & Training Department on +44 (0)20 7377 1577 or at firstname.lastname@example.org