The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Enhancing professionalism in education since 1965

A National Conversation

Help to shape your Professional Standards by joining the National Conversation

Five years have now passed since the introduction of the current suite of Professional Standards. Having given a commitment to review the Professional Standards, it is time to reflect on how these have impacted on the profession and to consider in what ways they can be improved.

GTCS is leading a Scotland-wide data gathering exercise to engage partners, teachers, parents, children and young people, and stakeholders in discussing what Professional Standards mean to them and what they should look like in the future.

We would like you (and your colleagues) to reflect as individuals or to consider collaboratively the following questions with respect to the Professional Standards:

  • What works?
  • What doesn’t work?
  • What would you change and how?

The following presentation gives a brief rationale and guidance to help you and your colleagues to engage in the National Conversation:

National Conversation Presentation

Capture your professional voice and send your comment to GTCS, either by email to or through our webform:

When considering the GTCS Professional Standards:
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