The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

21 Mar 2017

#1minPL - Professional Update: professional dialogue and PRD

Charlaine SimpsonCharlaine Simpson, Senior Education Officer

Professional Update is based on effective, consistent Professional Review and Development (PRD) and high-quality professional learning. This should be focused on the outcomes for a registrant's own development as well as aiming to improve outcomes for children and young people. Ongoing professional dialogue plays a central role in this PRD process.

PRD, as part of Professional Update, should be an ongoing process. The formal PRD meeting provides a valuable opportunity for a focused professional dialogue between reviewee and reviewer. This professional dialogue will be supported by consideration of your reflections, your professional learning and the evidence of impact which you have been recording on an ongoing basis. There should be opportunities throughout the year to discuss your professional learning. Adopting a coaching approach in the course of a PRD meeting allows the reviewee to genuinely consider and identify their professional development for themselves and consequently to develop a greater sense of confidence and empowerment.

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Professional Review and Development