The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Council Meeting Agenda and Papers

A meeting of the General Teaching Council for Scotland will be held in Clerwood House, 96 Clermiston Road, Edinburgh, EH12 6UT on Wednesday 27 September 2017 at 10.00am.



  Preliminary Items

Items Presented by Associated Documents

 Public Session

1.  Apologies Convener  

2.  Announcements



3.  Intimation of Any Other Competent Business




4.  Declarations of Interest



5.  Minute of the Meeting held on 14 June 2017


6.  Matters Arising from Minute




7.  Chief Executive's Report


 Oral Report 


Items for Discussion and Approval

Items Presented by Associated Documents
8. Draft Council and Committee Meeting Schedule 2018-2020 Convener/ SMCEG                                 
9. Draft Private Session Guidance                       Convener/ SMCEG                    
10. Draft Annual Report and Accounts to 31 March 2017 FGP Convener/ DBF                         
11. Draft Annual Report 2016-2017 FGP Convener/ DBF                           
12. Audit Management Report FGP Convener/ DBF  
13. Letter of Representation FGP Convener/ DBF  


Items for Noting

Items Presented by Associated Documents
14. WhyResearch Project on the Outcomes of the Registration Fee Increase  FGP Convener/ DCDSHR Oral Report
15. Financial Position as at 30 June 2017 FGP Convener/ DBF
16. Public Information Reporting Requirements FGP Convener/ DBF

17. Communications Update

Convener/ DCDSHR

18. Committee Minutes


(a) Professional Regulatory Assurance - 29 August 2017
(except items 3, 4, 5, 6 and 8 which will be taken in private session) 


PRA Convener

 (b) Education - 31 August 2017
(except items 3, 4, 5 and 8 which will be taken in private session)           
Education Convener  
 (c) Finance and General Purposes - 31 August 2017
(except items 3, 6 and 11 which will be taken in private session)
FGP Convener  

 (d) Executive - 6 September 2017(except items 3, 7 and 9 which will be taken in private session)

19. Any Other Competent Business    

20. Date of Next Meeting

Wednesday 13 December 2017 at 10.30am



CEO - Chief Executive
Convener - Convener of Council
DBF – Director of Business and Finance
DCDSHR – Director of Communications, Digital Services and Human Resources
DERPL - Director of Education, Registration and Professional Learning
DRLS - Director of Regulation and Legal Services
SEO (NIF) - Senior Education Officer (National Improvement Framework)
SMCEG - Senior Manager Corporate Executive and Governance


Did you know that our Council meetings are open to the public?

If you'd like to attend a meeting of council contact:

Lisa Dobie, Council and Panel Support Officer

T: +44 (0)131 314 6021


Members of the Media should contact:

Evelyn Wilkins
T: +44 (0)131 314 6077