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Connecting with the Standard for Middle Leadership

GTC Scotland held the first virtual event to celebrate the Standard for Middle Leadership on 20 November 2023.

Minister announces creation of a new Centre of Teaching Excellence

The Cabinet Secretary for Education, Jenny Gilruth has announced that the Scottish Government is to set up a new centre of excellence for teaching.

GTC Scotland reiterates calls for improvements to regulatory system at Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry

GTC Scotland, the teaching profession’s independent registration and regulation body, has reiterated calls for improvements to the regulatory system at the Scottish Child Abuse Inquiry’s latest case study into abuse at the Edinburgh Academy.

GTC Scotland recognises teacher as a Pioneering Spirit in Equality with Saroj Lal Award  

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) has awarded the Saroj Lal Award for a Pioneering Spirit in Equality and Diversity to Edinburgh Biology teacher Hardeep Kaur. 

GTC Scotland announces George D Gray Award winner

The General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTC Scotland) has awarded the George D Gray CBE MA Award to Queen Margaret University graduate Lauren Thomson. 

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