Professional Update FAQ's

We have put together Frequently Asked Questions about Professional Update in order to keep you as informed as possible about the progress.

Sharing Practice for

Many local authorities are currently reviewing PRD and preparing for Professional Update. To support this, we have collated a list of useful materials by key topics from local authorities to assist you.

Professional Update
Case Studies

Find out what is currently being said about the development of Professional Update.

Professional Learning

Professional learning is what teachers do to keep their professional practice fresh and up-to-date. Engagement in professional learning is an integral part of the Professional Update process.

National Guidance on Professional Review and Development

This revised national guidance supports effective PRD and the positive engagement of teachers, headteachers and system leaders in the PRD process.


For further information about our Professional Update, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000

Practitioner Enquiry

Teachers engaging in practitioner enquiry offer a number of benefits to the teacher as an individual, the school and wider educational community.


We recognise the importance of research to Scottish teachers and Scottish education. Our research strategy aims to encourage teachers to use and take part in research as part of their Professional Learning.