Professional Standards FAQs

We have been working in partnership with the education community to revise our Professional Standards for teachers. The revised Professional Standards were approved at a full meeting of our Council on 5 December 2012 and came into effect on 1 August 2013.

1. What are the Professional Standards for?
2. Why do they matter to teachers?
3. Why did GTC Scotland revise the Professional Standards?
4. Who was involved in developing the new Professional Standards?
5. What are the aims of the GTC Scotland Professional Standards?
6. How was the profession consulted on in relation to the revised Standards?
7. How will I use the GTC Scotland Professional Standards?
8. Where can I find out more information?



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