The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

GTC Scotland Statistics

To provide a clearer understanding of the number of teachers that are registered with GTC Scotland and who are therefore authorised to teach in Scottish schools, we produce monthly statistics.

These are broken down into categories of:

  • the number of currently registered teachers
  • those who have achieved Professional Recognition or met the Standard for Headship (Professional Learning and Development)
  • those that have been subject to a Fitness to Teach process.

These statistics are further broken down, where possible, by gender and sector.

Please choose from the dropdown below, the category you are looking for:



Fitness to Teach Outcome Statistics


  Jul 2014 Aug 2014 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014
Removal Order   1 1 1 1  
Removal with Consent Order       1 1  
Reprimand Order 1          
Reprimand with Consent Order       2 1  
Conditional Registration Order            
Conditional Registration & Reprimand Order   1        
Application Refused            
Application Granted       1    
No Impairment to Fitness to Teach     1   1  
No Order            

 


Professional Learning and Development Statistics


Teachers who have been awarded Professional Recognition

  2013 2014 2015 2016
TOTAL 1,307 1,723 2,082 2,606

Registration Statistics


Teachers currently on the register

  3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 56,803 56,949 57,027 57,175
Male 15,942 15,984 16,010 16,128
TOTAL 72,745 72,933 73,037 73,306

Teacher by sector split (voting category) and gender

Further Education Lecturers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 299 300 306 332
Male 208 207 207 230
TOTAL 507 507 513 562
Primary 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 32,267 32,354 32,392 32,473
Male 2,866 2,881 2,887 2,927
TOTAL 35,133 35,235 35,279 35,400
Primary Head Teachers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 1,289 1,289 1,289 1,258
Male 215 215 217 212
TOTAL 1,504 1,504 1,506 1,470
Secondary 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 22,765 22,823 22,856 22,928
Male 12,433 12,461 12,477 12,540
TOTAL 35,198 35,284 35,333 35,468
Secondary Head Teachers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 74 74 74 74
Male 164 164 164 163
TOTAL 238 238 238 237
Teacher Education Institutes 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 109 109 110 107
Male 56 56 58 56
TOTAL 165 165 168 163

Provisionally registered teachers by gender

  3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 3,039 3,095 3,098 3,270
Male 879 898 901 954
TOTAL 3,918 3,993 3,999 4,224