The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965


Council Appointments

The GTCS Appointments Committee is made up of registered teacher and lay members who are independent of the GTCS Council. The Appointments Committee is responsible for:

  • overseeing the recruitment, selection and appointment of seven lay members of Council and registered teacher and lay members of GTC Scotland's Fitness to Teach/ Registration Panels and Appeals Board;


  • adjudicating any membership disqualification, removal or suspension issues in respect of Council member or panel appointee positions.

Appointed positions are public appointments or statutory offices. They are not positions of employment and are not subject to employment law.