The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Our Consultations

This consultation page is used to invite comments on what we are doing. You will find out about, and can participate in, current consultations and will also be able to see the results of past consultations, together with our response to any comments received as part of that exercise.

We are committed to working with teachers, members of the public, including parents, children and young people, and all stakeholders with an interest in Scottish education and the work of GTC Scotland in maintaining and improving professional standards. Through consultations we invite your views when we are planning new areas of work or proposing to change the way we do things. We always welcome suggestions for improving the way we carry out our work.

You can view all of our consultations below:

Consultation on Fitness to Teach Rules

Thank you to all those who responded to this consultation.

On 29 September 2016, we published a consultation on proposed new Fitness to teach Rules to replace our existing Fitness to Teach and Appeals Rules which were put in place in 2012. The consultation closed on 29 November 2016 but we have still considered responses that were received after that date).

The Fitness to Teach Rules set out the procedure that is followed when we investigate and determine the fitness to teach of our registrants or applicants for registration. We follow this process when we receive information that indicates that a teacher may have fallen short of the standards of conduct of professional competence that we expect.

The consultation response, revised fitness to teach rules, and the publication and threshold policies are available to download below.

Documents resulting from this consultation:

Documents relating to this consultation:


External Consultations

When it is appropriate, we respond to external consultations in relation to the teaching profession in Scotland and education in general.

Find out what external consultations we have responded to: