Hearings Schedule and Decisions

Here you can find details of upcoming Fitness to Teach hearings and Fitness to Teach Panel decisions.

Our Fitness to Teach Publication Policy sets out how we communicate information about our cases to the public.

Fitness to Teach Hearings

Hearing Notices
Hearing notices will be added here up to 7 days in advance. You will find the hearing day start time but not timings for individual cases as this varies according to events on the day. Hearings are held at our offices or via Microsoft Teams and are open to the public.

Upcoming Hearings

Full Hearing (Conduct) 17 and 18 May 2022
Full Hearing (Competence) 19 May 2022
Full Hearing (Conduct) 23, 24 & 25 May 2022

How to attend a hearing

Members of the public and media are expected to give at least 2 working days’ notice to GTC Scotland if they wish to attend a hearing.

When requesting a link to the virtual public hearing, the following information is required:

  • Your full name
  • Date of hearing
  • Email address to which we can send the Microsoft Teams link
  • Contact number we can reach you on if there are any technical issues during the hearing
  • Reason for wishing to observe (for example: press)

We expect observers to observe certain rules when attending hearings.

Find out how to attend a hearing and the rules for during the hearing

Recent decisions

Recent decisions remain in this table for 1 month following the date of publication. They are then moved to the Decisions Archive below for 3 months following the date of publication.

DateTeacherCase TypeOutcomeDate of Publication
24 February 2021

23-28 February & 4 March 2022
Andrew GibsonFull Hearing Decision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Outcome
13 April 2022
24 January, 7-9 February 2022Ross SpittalFull HearingDecision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Outcome
4 April 2022
Decisions Archive
Hearing DateTeacherType of HearingOutcomeDate of Publication
28 January 2022Juliette CahillUnchallenged Competence caseOutcome25 February 2022
25 June 2019
27 May 2021
16 & 17 September 2021
Alastair SimFull Hearing (Competence)Decision – Panel Meeting (A)
Decision – Panel Meeting (B)
Decision – Outcome
Virtual Hearing Application
28 February 2022
9 March 2021
4-5 March 2020, 8 December 2021, 6, 7 and 10 January 2022
Derek CurranFull HearingDecision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Outcome
2 March 2022
20 August 2021
7, 9, 10, 11 and 14 February 2022
Melissa TweedieFull HearingDecision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Outcome
18 March 2022
19 May 2021

21-24 September 2021, 12-14 January 2022
Alison HepburnFull Hearing– Decision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Outcome
23 March 2022

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