The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

GTCS consultation on Council election scheme

We are consulting on proposed revisions to the GTCS Election Scheme and matters related to the Council election process.

The General Teaching Council for Scotland is required to have an Election Scheme in place in order to elect its Elected Registered Teacher Council members. The Election Scheme sets out the eligibility requirements for nominees standing for election as well as the process to be followed. Elections take place every 2 years when approximately half of the elected Council membership is replaced. This is to ensure continuity of knowledge and experience for incoming Councils.

Who should read this?

This consultation is of particular interest to GTCS registrants but we would also welcome views from anyone with an interest in the work we do as the professional regulatory body for the teaching profession in Scotland. Members of Council are involved in decision making at the highest level: they play a key role in setting the strategic direction and performance management of GTCS.

Start date: 15 December 2016

End date: 2 February 2017

After the consultation:

Our response will be published in March 2017

Documents relating to this consultation:

Respond to the consultation

You can respond to the consultation through the online survey below. Please refer to the Consultation Information Document above for supporting information.