Came across this totally by accident arlier - http://www.education.gov.uk/schools/teachingandlearning/reviewofstandards/a00192172/review-of-teachers-standards-first-and-second-reports Apparently from Sept 2012 the Core standards and post-threshold standards, as well as AST and Excellent teacher standards, are to be replaced. Has anyone got any idea what this might do the to threshold payments (and indeed, threshold applications/assessments)??? I'm on M6 at the moment, but hoping to apply for UPS1 with this year & last year's PM reviews. If there are no post-threshold standards, how will I do that?!?!