The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Teaching Scotland Magazine

Teaching Scotland Issue 80

Issue 80  - August 2019

Empowering schools

Key content: How the refreshed narrative on Curriculum for Excellence is designed to support school empowerment.

Teaching Scotland Issue 79

Issue 79  - May 2019

Educating for the future

Key content: Examining our role as educators in identifying the right skills and teaching approaches to build tomorrow's global citizens.

Teaching Scotland Issue 78

Issue 78  - March 2019

Making Connections

Key content: From teaching with technology to teaching with kindness – what is the impact on our health and wellbeing?

Teaching Scotland Issue 77

Issue 77  - January 2019

Evolving Scotland

Key content: The changing nature of Scottish society and the impact on education.

Teaching Scotland Issue 76

Issue 76  - November 2018

Respecting rights

Key content: Scottish schools are leading the way in embedding children’s rights at the heart of their practice.


Issue 75  - August 2018

A cut above

Key content: An interview with the new Chief Executive and Chief Inspector of Education, Gayle Gorman.

Teaching Scotland Issue 74

Issue 74  - May 2018

Thought leader

Key content: An in-depth interview with internationally-renowned educationalist Marinieves Alba.

73 Front cover

Issue 73 - March 2018

Elephant in the classroom

Key content: Exploring health and wellbeing in the teaching profession.

Teaching Scotland Issue 72

Issue 72 - January 2018

A man of vision

Key content: John Hattie visits Edinburgh to share his Visible Learning research and how it can be used to improve teacher impact and learner outcomes.

Teaching Scotland Issue 71

Issue 71  - November 2017

Engineering change

Key content: How schools and further education colleges are working together to encourage and improve equality and diversity across society.

Teaching Scotland Issue 70

Issue 70  - August 2017

The big debate

Key content: Teachers share their opinions and perspectives on government plans to devolve more power and decision making to schools.

Teaching Scotland Issue 69

Issue 69  - May 2017

Those who can: teach

Key content: Six teachers share what they value about the education profession.

Teaching Scotland Issue 68

Issue 68  - March 2017

Gateway to the future

Key content: Taking advantage of a digital world.

Teaching Scotland Issue 67

Issue 67  - January 2017

A broad perspective

Key content: Looking at international strategies to raise attainment.

Teaching Scotland Issue 66

Issue 66  - November 2016

Sum of the parts

Key content: How numeracy plays a role in the modern curriculum.

Teaching Scotland Issue 65

Issue 65  - August 2016

Ready for business

Key content: An exclusive interview with the new Cabinet Secretary for Education and Skills, John Swinney.


Issue 64  - May 2016

In control?

Key content: Opinion pieces and articles exploring the theme of 'health and wellbeing'.


Issue 63 - March 2016

A complicated picture

Key content: Articles and opinion pieces touching on the theme 'community'.


Issue 62 - January 2016

Colleges and schools bridge the gap

Key content: A series of opinion pieces and articles exploring equality in Scottish education.


Issue 61 - November 2015

21st century explorers: How teaching can change our world

Key content: The National Improvement Framework and 'skills for life'.


Issue 60 - August 2015

Raising aspirations: Scotland's attainment challenge

Key content: A series of articles focusing on Scotland's attainment challenge.


Issue 59 - June 2015

Scottish education's unique partnership

Key content: An extended series of articles showcasing how and where partnership working is a key strength in Scottish education.


Issue 58 - March 2015

Figuring out the future for Scottish education

Key content: An exclusive interview with the new Cabinet Secretary for Education and Lifelong Learning, Angela Constance.


Issue 57 - December 2014

Professional Learning

Key content: Articles on Professional Update and Practitioner Enquiry, providing information to support your professional learning.


Issue 56  - August 2014

Professional Learning

Key content: An article with Eugene Skeef, Choirmaster of Commonwealth Games project the Big Big Sing, about how he hopes to leave us all a lasting legacy of the power of singing.


Issue 55  - May 2014

Professional Learning and Curriculum for Excellence

Key content: An article with Sir John Jones as he explains how asking brilliant questions helps people find their own way.


Issue 54 - March 2014

Professional Learning

Key content: An article with Dr Avis Glaze about why Robert Owen's reforms are still an inspiration to educators across the world.


Issue 53 - January 2014

Curriculum for Excellence

Key content: An article with David Grevemberg about the Commonwealth Games and the GTCS National Lecture.


Issue 52 - October 2013

Commonwealth Games

Key content: An article about the 2014 Commonwealth Games.


Issue 51  - August 2013

Professional Standards

Key content: An article about the new Professional Standards coming into effect.


Issue 50  - May 2013

Natural Scotland - The great outdoors

Key content: An article by Cameron McNeish admitting he was a little distracted at school – for the windows of his Kings Park school in the south of Glasgow gave him a panoramic view of the Campsie Hills.


Issue 49  - April 2013

Supporting the profession

Key content: An article on the Royal Highland Education Trust and how they help Scottish children develop food literacy


Issue 48  - January 2013

Resetting the Standards

Key content: An article on how the Professional Update pilots have helped fine-tune the development of the system


Issue 47  - October 2012

Teacher Professionalism

Key content: An article on Drake Music about how they use technology to help people with disabilities of all ages throughout Scotland to make music


Issue 46  - August 2012

Outdoor Learning

Key content: Simon Sharkey discusses the link between theatre and learning. At the National Theatre of Scotland, we call what we do "theatre without walls"


Issue 45  - May 2012


Key content: Two organisations working with schools in this field are YDance and Scottish Ballet. Each offers dance programmes in schools to engage and excite pupils about dance


Issue 44  - March 2012

GTC Scotland's Independence

Key content: A special feature, we look forward to what the independence of GTC Scotland means, and look back at some key milestones in education since our formation


Issue 43  - January 2012

Leadership and Motivation

Key content: Interview with Tawakul Karman, the first Arab woman to be awarded the Nobel Peace Prize