The General Teaching Council for Scotland

GTCS appoints new Director of Education, Registration and Professional Learning

Dr Pauline Stephen, previously Director of Schools and Learning, and Chief Education Officer with Angus Council, has joined the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) as Director of Education, Registration and Professional Learning (ERPL).

She will take up the role in October 2019, following the retirement of the current Director of ERPL, Ellen Doherty.

Dr Stephen has had a varied career in teaching and educational psychology, with a focus on additional support needs.

Dr Stephen said, “I am delighted to join the GTCS. It is exciting to join an organisation with such a positive national and international reputation.

"I hope to enhance the world-class work the organisation is currently doing and to continue to improve the services we provide the education profession in Scotland.”

Kenneth Muir, GTCS Chief Executive and Registrar, said, “We are pleased to welcome Pauline to the GTCS team. Her wealth of experience and knowledge will allow us to continue to add value to the work we do on behalf of teachers and other education professionals in Scotland.”

“I would like to thank Ellen for her passion and commitment to GTCS and wish her a happy and healthy retirement.”