Download the Standards

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Explore the Standards

View our toolkit which will help you understand the Standards and assist you with your self-evaluation.

Uses for the Standards

Depending on your role in education, you may have different uses for the Standards. Take a look at the information outlining these uses.

Learning for Sustainability

Learning for Sustainability is integral to the GTCS Professional Standards Framework. For each aspect of the Standards, teachers should explore their own assumptions in the light of their experiences.

Reflective Questions

Have a look at the Reflective Questions, which can be used to help with your self evaluation against the Standards.

Registration and Standards Rules

The new suite of Professional Standards have had a minor impact on the Registration and Standards Rules.

Apply for Professional Recognition

Professional Recognition provides the opportunity for all those who have completed one year of professional practice after gaining full registration with GTC Scotland to focus on and develop their professional learning in particular areas of interest and/ or expertise and gain recognition for enhancing their knowledge, understanding and practice.


For further information about our Professional Standards, contact:

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Glossary of Terms

We have put together a useful glossary of terms to help define terms used throughout our Standards.


We have put together a Bibliography to help you with your further reading on our Professional Standards.