Teacher Induction Scheme
There are times when a probationer teacher may be unable to take up or continue their induction. In these cases a deferral request form should be completed and sent to us. An GTC Scotland panel will decide if a deferral will be granted.
Student teachers: you can request to defer via your Higher Education Institution before starting the Teacher Induction Scheme placement.
Probationer teachers: you can request to defer after you have started your placement, not later than 30 November
All requests to defer are considered by a GTC Scotland panel.
If you wish to defer, read the Deferral Policy, which outlines the reasons accepted for making a deferral.
If you are eligible, please download and complete the deferral request form.
Appealing against a decision of the deferral panel
Appeals against a decision of the deferral panel must be submitted in writing within 14 days of being informed of the decision. To appeal, please use the following form.