The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

Cancelling your registration

If you are retiring and not undertaking any work (including supply), taking a career break, or no longer require registration, and you wish to cancel your registration, you can do so by emailing registration@gtcs.org.uk.

Following your instruction, your record will be updated with your request to be removed and a letter of confirmation will be sent out. Your details will remain on the register until the end of the current registration year i.e. 31 March.

As it is a legal requirement for teachers to be on the register regardless of how many days they work in any registration year. It is not possible to refund all or part of a registration fee.

If you are retired but still undertaking some supply teaching, you must maintain your registration by paying your annual registration fee. It is a legal requirement for teachers to be on the Register regardless of how many days they work in any registration year. The fee must be paid in full, see more details on the registration fee here: Registration fee

You can check your registration status by logging into, or signing up for, a MyGTCS account.

Scottish Public Pension Agency (SPPA)

You may wish to discuss your pension entitlement with the SPPA:  Scottish Public Pension Agency