Probationer teachers


Through In2Teaching, we aim to provide all students, probationer teachers and early phase teachers with online support and guidance to assist them through the early stages of their teaching careers.

GTCS Professional Standards

The GTCS suite of Professional Standards have been revised and provide a framework for teachers to examine, inform, and continually develop their thinking and practice. Read more

Vacancies at SCEL

The Scottish College for Educational Leadership (SCEL) is recruiting for a number of new posts on its growing team. SCEL is looking for up to four Lead Specialists in the areas of teacher, middle, school and system leadership, a Development Officer to take forward work on the Framework for Educational Leadership and a Project Manager.

Information is available on the SCEL website

Teaching Scotland


Teaching Scotland online is our dedicated educational news centre and the web version of the Teaching Scotland magazine. The site includes GTCS news articles, topical educational articles and event information.

Qualified outside of Scotland

A number of changes were made to our registration rules for QOS which came into effect as of 1 January 2016. Our revised rules now allow for teachers who have qualified outside Scotland, whose qualifications do not fully meet our criteria for registration, to be considered for Provisional (Conditional) registration. These teachers will still need to apply for registration and have their qualifications assessed in accordance with our registration rules.

We have produced a range of useful information about the requirements for registration, including specific information relating to Provisional (Conditional) registration. Read more


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MyGTCS is a personalised and secure web portal which allows you to keep all of your details up-to-date and provides access to the Professional Update system where you can record your professional learning.

News in brief

Practitioner events

The Scottish Government is holding practitioner events to allow professionals to comment on the refreshed drafts of two guidance documents: National Approach to Anti-bullying for Scotland's Children and Young People (2010) and Included, Engaged and Involved Part 2: A Positive Approach to Managing Social Exclusions (IEI2).

In 2015, Scottish Government officials worked closely with stakeholders to update these documents to take account of legislation and research that has emerged since their initial publication.

Meetings will be held on:

  • 25 February: Glasgow, Highlander House
  • 1 March: Elgin, Eight Acres Hotel
  • 3 March: Edinburgh, NASUWT

Two separate sessions will be held on each day. The National Approach consultation will take place in the morning (9.30am - 12.30pm) and IEI2 in the afternoon (1.30 - 4.30pm). Email Ann-Marie Lamont with name, title and local authority to advise which session you will be attending.