The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

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Register of Teachers

One of our core responsibilities is to maintain a Register of teachers in Scotland. Our database contains the name, contact details, registration number, registration status, and qualifications of every teacher qualified to teach in a local authority school in Scotland.

We use this information in a number of ways including:

  • compiling statistics for the Scottish Government
  • carrying out equality and diversity monitoring
  • informing other teaching regulators required to carry out checks
  • informing employers or prospective employers about a teacher's registration status

For further details about how we may use the information we hold on the Register, view our Legal information.

Members of the public

The public have a right to know that teachers are suitably qualified and fit to teach. You can search the Register to check a teacher's current registration status as the database is searchable online.

Local authority employers

Local authority employers have access to additional information and may use this to carry out simple checks to verify a teacher's registration status or qualifications.