The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Committees and Panels

Under the Public Services Reform (General Teaching Council for Scotland) Order 2011, we have flexibility to determine our own committee and panel structure.

In carrying out their functions and delegated responsibilities, all committees, sub-committees and panels are required to:

  • ensure that GTCS meets its responsibilities to perform its functions in a way which appears to represent best regulatory practice.
  • ensure that GTCS acts legally and within its statutory authority.
  • have regard to the interests of the public when carrying out their functions.

Committees

Much of the work of Council is conducted through its committees which have delegated responsibilities in certain areas. The committees formulate and recommend policies for approval by Council and implement and monitor policies approved by Council. They also advise, inform, and put forward recommendations or proposals on other matters for Council or its other committees or sub-committees as appropriate.

Executive Committee Professional Regulatory Assurance Committee Staffing Sub-committee Finance and General Purposes Committee Education Committee Audit Sub-committee

Council members serve on the following committees and sub-committees. The Council can also decide to co-opt registrants or lay persons who are independent from the Council to their membership:

The Council has also established an Appointments Committee consisting solely of appointed registrants and lay persons who are independent from the Council:

Panels

The Council has established a number of panels which have delegated authority for certain statutory roles.

Investigating Panel Standard for Headship Professional Interview Panel Professional Standards Panel Professional Update Validation Panel Programme Accreditation Panel

The following panels consist solely of registrants and lay persons who are independent from the Council and who are appointed by the Appointments Committee.


Ad Hoc Committees and Groups

The Council can decide to set up temporary or ad hoc committees or sub-committees. Similarly committees and sub-committees can decide to set up temporary or ad hoc sub-groups or working groups. This is usually to deal with a specific issue, take on a particular task or oversee a particular initiative until the work is completed.


Fitness to Teach Outcome Statistics


  Jul 2014 Aug 2014 Sep 2014 Oct 2014 Nov 2014 Dec 2014
Removal Order   1 1 1 1  
Removal with Consent Order       1 1  
Reprimand Order 1          
Reprimand with Consent Order       2 1  
Conditional Registration Order            
Conditional Registration & Reprimand Order   1        
Application Refused            
Application Granted       1    
No Impairment to Fitness to Teach     1   1  
No Order            

 


Professional Learning and Development Statistics


Teachers who have been awarded Professional Recognition

  2013 2014 2015 2016
TOTAL 1,307 1,723 2,082 2,606

Registration Statistics


Teachers currently on the register

  3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 56,803 56,949 57,027 57,175
Male 15,942 15,984 16,010 16,128
TOTAL 72,745 72,933 73,037 73,306

Teacher by sector split (voting category) and gender

Further Education Lecturers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 299 300 306 332
Male 208 207 207 230
TOTAL 507 507 513 562
Primary 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 32,267 32,354 32,392 32,473
Male 2,866 2,881 2,887 2,927
TOTAL 35,133 35,235 35,279 35,400
Primary Head Teachers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 1,289 1,289 1,289 1,258
Male 215 215 217 212
TOTAL 1,504 1,504 1,506 1,470
Secondary 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 22,765 22,823 22,856 22,928
Male 12,433 12,461 12,477 12,540
TOTAL 35,198 35,284 35,333 35,468
Secondary Head Teachers 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 74 74 74 74
Male 164 164 164 163
TOTAL 238 238 238 237
Teacher Education Institutes 3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 109 109 110 107
Male 56 56 58 56
TOTAL 165 165 168 163

Provisionally registered teachers by gender

  3 Aug 2015 1 Sept 2015 1 Oct 2015 1 May 2016
Female 3,039 3,095 3,098 3,270
Male 879 898 901 954
TOTAL 3,918 3,993 3,999 4,224

Contact

For further information contact:

Lisa Dobie, Senior Manager: Corporate Executive and Governance

T:+44 (0)131 314 6021

E: lisa.dobie@gtcs.org.uk