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We produce a range of publications to keep you informed. Our publications cover a variety of topics from Annual Plans and Policies to Published Research and Practice Notes.

Teaching Scotland

We produce five issues of Teaching Scotland a year where we discuss topical educational issues and current learning styles. We have created a dedicated website for Teaching Scotland where you will find articles and information dating back to January 2005. You can also download printed versions of Teaching Scotland.

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DateTopicTitleDownloadSummary
18 Jan 2016Professional DevelopmentProfessional Recognition Application Guidanceprofessional-recognition-guidance-tool 
12 Jan 2016Professional DevelopmentProfessional Update Guide for RevieweesProfessional Update Reviewees GuideThis guide has been produced for teachers undertaking Professional Update (PU) through the GTCS online system (MyGTCS).
09 Dec 2015RulesRegistration and Standards RulesRegistration and Standards Rules (PDF)These rules set out our criteria for registration as well as for the award of standards. They also set out rules that govern registration generally.
27 Oct 2015Annual Reports and AccountsAnnual Report and Accounts - Year to 1 April 2015Annual Report and Accounts - Year to 1 April 2015 (PDF)Annual report and statement of accounts for GTC Scotland for year to 1 April 2015.
21 Sep 2015Professional StandardsMemorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of Initial Teacher Education in ScotlandMemorandum on Entry Requirements to Programmes of ITE in Scotland (PDF)This Memorandum relates to admission to teacher education programmes beginning in the academic year 2014 and beyond, until such time as a further edition of the Memorandum is published. Revised in 2015.
16 Sep 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement – Adjudicating Probationary ServicePractice Statement – Adjudicating Probationary Service (PDF)This document provides guidance to support the adjudication of probationary service cases by Fitness to Teach Panels.
16 Sep 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement – Conduct at HearingsPractice Statement – Conduct at Hearings (PDF)This practice statement provides guidance to GTCS Fitness to Teach panel members ("panel members") in respect of conduct at hearings (which is also sometimes known as "judicial conduct").
02 Jul 2015Register of InterestsKen MuirRegister of Interests - Ken Muir (PDF)This information provides further details on the Senior Management Team member's assets and investments, non-financial interests and gifts and hospitality.
25 Jun 2015Standing OrdersStanding Order and Committee SchemeStanding Order and Committee Scheme (PDF)This Scheme sets out the structure, membership, role and operation of GTC Scotland's committees and sub-committees. It also sets out standing orders relating to the conduct of GTC Scotland Council business.
10 Jun 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement - Temporary Restriction OrdersPractice Statement - Temporary Restriction Orders (PDF)This Practice Statement provides guidance on temporary restriction orders and the procedure and factors that Fitness to Teach Panels should bear in mind in making any such direction.
10 Jun 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement – Fact-finding in Fitness to Teach Panel Complaint HearingsPractice Statement – Fact-finding in FtT Panel Complaint Hearings (PDF)This Practice Statement sets out guidance for Fitness to Teach Panels on the procedure and factors to consider in determining whether it finds facts alleged in a complaint proved.
10 Jun 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement – Use of Electronic Communications in HearingsPractice Statement – Use of Electronic Communications in Hearings (PDF)This practice statement provides guidance to parties and Panels on the use of electronic communications in hearings.
18 Mar 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement - Decision Making and WritingPractice Statement - Decision Making and Writing (PDF)This Practice Statement provides guidance to Fitness to Teach Panels on the decision-making and writing process in complaint hearings.
18 Mar 2015Practice StatementsPractice Statement - Frivolous, Malicious or Vexatious ComplaintsPractice Statement - Frivolous, Malicious or Vexatious Complaints (PDF)This Practice Statement provides further guidance on the tests set out in part 2.1 of the Fitness to Teach and Appeals Rules 2012.
18 Mar 2015Strategic PlansStrategic Plan 2014-2017Strategic Plan 2014-2017 (PDF)Information on the Strategic Plan for 2014-2017.
10 Feb 2015Register of InterestsPatrick BoyleRegister of Interests - Patrick Boyle (PDF)This information provides further details about the Council member's category, employment, assets, investments and interests.
15 Dec 2014SchemesCode of Conduct and Membership SchemeCode of Conduct and Membership Scheme (PDF)This scheme relates to the removal, disqualification and replacement of Council members and appointees.
23 Oct 2014Register of InterestsMartin OslerRegister of Interests - Martin Osler (PDF)This information provides further details on the Senior Management Team member's assets and investments, non-financial interests and gifts and hospitality.
23 Oct 2014Register of InterestsJennifer MacdonaldRegister of Interests - Jennifer Macdonald (PDF)This information provides further details on the Senior Management Team member's assets and investments, non-financial interests and gifts and hospitality.
20 Oct 2014Annual Reports and AccountsAnnual Report and Accounts - Year to 1 April 2014Annual Report and Accounts - Year to 1 April 2014 (PDF)Annual report and statement of accounts for GTC Scotland for year to 1 April 2014.
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