The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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GTCS celebrates exemplary probationers

GTCS held the annual National Probationer Event at its headquarters in Edinburgh on 16 June 2016 to celebrate and recognise a selection of probationer teachers who will become eligible to teach in Scotland's schools from August 2016.

Thirty-two probationer teachers, nominated by each local authority in Scotland for their exceptional performance on the Teacher Induction Scheme, attended the event. They represent over 2,000 probationer teachers who will soon become fully registered teachers, having completed the Teacher Induction Scheme and reached the Standard for Full Registration.

The National Probationer Event provided an opportunity for probationer teachers and those involved with the Teacher Induction Scheme to share experiences and work together to help enhance the scheme. The event also gave probationer teachers the chance to discuss the professional issues they faced while on the scheme and the opportunity to look towards their future career.

Speakers at the event included Shirley-Anne Somerville MSP, Minister for Further Education, Higher Education and Science, and Amanda Corrigan, Associate Dean, University of Strathclyde. The Cabinet Secretary presented probationer teachers at the event with their Certificate of Full Registration, which allows them to teach in Scotland's schools. The probation teachers also heard a series of short presentations from teachers at all levels of experience.

The Teacher Induction Scheme is administered by GTCS in partnership with the Scottish Government. The scheme and the Standard for Full Registration ensure that teachers in Scotland are well trained and ready for the teaching profession, and given the very best start to their career.

Photos from the event

Photos from the National Probationer Event are now available here.