The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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12 Feb 2019

Green Plan It Challenge

A garden design competition offered an opportunity for Bannockburn High School to transform an area of its school campus, writes science teacher Jayne Hamilton.
26 Oct 2018

Collaborative professionalism

Senior Education Officer Charlaine Simpson describes the importance of collaborative professionalism and how this can offer teachers opportunities to develop and practise their skills.
16 Oct 2018

#1minPL – what is professional learning?

This month, our #1minPL looks at what we mean by professional learning.
10 Oct 2018

World Mental Health Day 2018

A blog by Ailsa Galashan which highlights some useful resources for parents and young people for World Mental Health Day 2018.
05 Oct 2018

World Teachers' Day 2018

A blog by Ailsa Galashan about the importance of teachers on World Teachers' Day 2018.
24 Sep 2018

#1minPL - GTCS resources to support professional learning

This month we kick off with our bite-sized series of professional learning tips by exploring the GTCS resources available to registrants.
03 Sep 2018

Childhood poverty and Adverse Childhood Experiences

This post offers some reflective questions to help teachers to start thinking about and addressing the impact of childhood poverty and adverse childhood experiences.
02 Aug 2018

Addressing the wider issue

Summer clubs are meeting a purpose, but the wider issue is how to address poverty and food insecurity for our lowest income families says Jackie Brock, Chief Executive of Children in Scotland.
12 Jun 2018

SpeakOUT - Challenging Anti-LGBT+ Language in your school

We are asking you to consider how the language used in schools and the classroom can impact on the LGBT+ members of the school community.
04 Apr 2018

Challenge to Change Conference

Ailsa Galashan shares her experience of attending the Challenge to Change event in Perth. The event was organised by senior pupils and aimed to tackle difficult equality issues such as body image and motivation.
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