Teachers demonstrate their achievement at this stage by collecting documentary evidence against all 37 Standard Descriptors at the Highly Accomplished teacher stage.
Three forms of evidence are required:
- annotated documentary evidence (including two observation reports one of which must be by the principal)
- reports from a minimum of three referees and a maximum of eight (including the principal, a teacher colleague and a teacher who has received professional support)
- a report based on the external observation (three sessions of practice will be observed with the candidate teaching students in two of the sessions).
The teacher develops their application online through the NESA website and can add to their application over time.