GTC Scotland

The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Our Consultations

This consultation page is used to invite comments on what we are doing. You will find out about, and can participate in, current consultations and will also be able to see the results of past consultations, together with our response to any comments received as part of that exercise.

We are committed to working with teachers, members of the public, including parents, children and young people, and all stakeholders with an interest in Scottish education and the work of GTC Scotland in maintaining and improving professional standards. Through consultations we invite your views when we are planning new areas of work or proposing to change the way we do things. We always welcome suggestions for improving the way we carry out our work.

You can view all of our consultations below:

Professional Standards and Professional Code Consultation

Thank you to all who responded to this consultation.

What we consulted on

We sought views on a refreshed set of Professional Standards as well as a new Professional Code (replacing the existing Code of Professionalism and Conduct document, known as COPAC).

Engagement phase

The final drafts of the Professional Standards 2021 were approved by Council at the end of June and are now available to view here. We are organising focus groups from 19 October – 13 November to gather final feedback about the draft standards.

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External Consultations

When it is appropriate, we respond to external consultations in relation to the teaching profession in Scotland and education in general.

Find out what external consultations we have responded to: