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 will be added here up to 7 days in advance. Hearings are held at our offices or using Microsoft Teams. They are usually open to the public and media.

The name of the teacher and any witnesses will be kept anonymous in hearing notices and will not be shared with the public or press.

Upcoming Hearings

23 & 25 August 2022 – Conduct Full Hearing

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.

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
7, 8, 20-24 June 2022Ashley McConnellFull Hearing (Conduct)Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Postponement Application
Decision – Panel Meeting
10 August 2022
Decisions Archive
Hearing DateTeacherType of HearingOutcomeDate of Publication
31 January, 1 February and 19 May 2022Jade MooreFull Hearing (Competence)Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Panel Meeting
11 July 2022
23 & 24 May 2022Anna IrfanFull Hearing (Conduct)Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Panel Meeting
24 June 2022
4-6 May 2022Charles TigheFull Hearing (Conduct)Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Panel Meeting
Signed Conditional Registration Order
21 June 2022
20 May 2022Muriel CraigFull Hearing (Conduct)Decision – Anonymity Application
Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Panel Meeting
15 June 2022
27 April 2022Eileen KirkpatrickFull Hearing (Competence)Unchallenged Recommendation30 May 2022
5, 7, 8, 12 April 2022Edward SutherlandFull Hearing (Conduct)Decision – Full Hearing
Decision – Panel Meeting
Decision – Panel Meeting
25 May 2022
17 May 2022Natasha SturrockConsent OrderThis case was referred for Full Hearing proceedings in 2021. However, the Teacher has since admitted the allegations in full and requested removal from the Register. This request was granted by a Fitness to Teach Panel Convener and the Teacher signed and returned the order.23 May 2022
20 October 2021Lee WattPanel MeetingDecision – Panel Meeting
Signed Consent Order (PDF 263 KB)
20 May 2022

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