Probationer teachers

TIS Deferrals

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

Deferral requests

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.

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