About probation

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All newly qualified teachers in Scotland need to undertake a period of probation. Teachers who qualified outside of Scotland may also have a period of probation to complete. Find out more.

The Flexible Route

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If you're doing your probation through the Flexible Route then find out all you need to know.

Teacher Induction Scheme

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A guaranteed one year placement.

A structured way to complete your probation.

Find out about the Teacher Induction Scheme

Probation profiles

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Probationer teachers on the Teacher Induction Scheme must complete an interim and final profile. Find out more about probation profiles.


Professional Learning and Development Department

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000


For information, guidance and support on all aspects of probation, visit our In2Teaching site.