The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Self-evaluation Wheel: Standard for Full Registration

Using the wheel

  • Consider each point on the wheel in turn
  • Think about where you might gauge yourself on the wheel: 0 = really not confident/lots of areas to develop or work on; 10 = feel very confident/accomplished in this area. Think about ‘why’ you place yourself on that point
  • Looking at areas you have identified, what should/could be your next steps to help take PU forward?

Self-evaluation - Standard for Full Registration Coaching Wheel

You can download and print the above coaching wheel:

The Professional Standard for Full Registration

1. Professional Values and Personal Commitment

  • How are the Professional Values reflected in my Professional Actions?
  • How have my professional values been developed and informed by knowledge and experience?
  • How do I critically reflect on my own assumptions, beliefs and values?
  • Who am I as a teacher? What has influenced me? What sustains me?

Social Justice

Integrity

Trust and Respect

Professional Commitment


2. Professional Knowledge and Understanding - Professional Actions Registered teachers

  • 2.1 Curriculum
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the nature of the curriculum and its development
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the relevant area(s) of pre-school, primary or secondary curriculum
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of planning coherent and progressive teaching programmes
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of contexts for learning to fulfil their responsibilities in literacy, numeracy, health and wellbeing and interdisciplinary learning
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the principles of assessment, recording and reporting
  • 2.2Education Systems and Professional Responsibilities
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the principal features of the education system, educational policy and practice
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the schools and learning communities in which they teach and their own professional responsibilities within them
  • 2.3 Pedagogical Theories and Practice
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of relevant educational principles and pedagogical theories to inform professional practices
    • Registered teachers have knowledge and understanding of the importance of research and engagement in professional enquiry

3. Professional Skills and Abilities - Professional Actions Registered teachers

  • 3.1 Teaching and Learning
    • Registered teachers plan coherent, progressive and stimulating teaching programmes which match learners’ needs and abilities
    • Registered teachers communicate effectively and interact productively with learners, individually and collectively
    • Registered teachers employ a range of teaching strategies and resources to meet the needs and abilities of learners
    • Registered teachers have high expectations of all learners
    • Registered teachers work effectively in partnership in order to promote learning and wellbeing
  • 3.2 Classroom Organisation and Management
    • Registered teachers create a safe, caring and purposeful learning environment
    • Registered teachers develop positive relationships and positive behaviour strategies
  • 3.3 Pupil Assessment
    • Registered teachers use assessment, recording and reporting as an integral part of the teaching process to support and enhance learning
  • 3.4 Professional Reflection and Communication
    • Registered teachers read and critically engage with professional literature, educational research and policy
    • Registered teachers engage in reflective practice to develop and advance career-long professional learning and expertise

CONTACTS

For further information about our Professional Standards, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000

E: standards@gtcs.org.uk