Fitness to Teach

Our communities place a high degree of trust in teachers. They rely on teachers to interpret what is right and wrong, keep children safe and be positive role models. 

One of GTC Scotland’s core roles as the teaching profession’s independent registration and regulation body is to ensure teaching standards.  It is our role to decide if someone should belong to the teaching profession.  

We investigate serious concerns about: 

  • teachers and college lecturers on our register; and  
  • individuals applying to be on our register. 

This is our fitness to teach process.  

If you have a concern about the safety or wellbeing of a child, contact: 

  • Police Scotland;  
  • your local children’s social work team; or  
  • the Scottish Children’s Reporter.
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