Explore key cross-cutting themes
Engage through self-evaluation
Enact in your practice
Embedding the Professional Standards in practice
Teachers registered with GTC Scotland commit to making a real difference, as is recognised in each of the Professional Standards:
It is through this demonstration of engagement that the Professional Standards are brought to life.
The Professional Standards are written by and for the Scottish teaching profession.
Taking ownership of the Professional Standard(s) most relevant to you and to your professional development and bringing it to life, however, is a wholly active process that can only be enacted by you.
It is your own exploration, your own engagement and, ultimately, your own practice that brings the written word alive to embody, embed and further develop what it means to be a teacher in Scotland.
Examples of the Professional Standards being embedded in practice
Excellence in Professional Learning Awards
Our Excellence in Professional Learning Award for Schools and Learning Communities recognises schools and learning communities that promote, support and lead professional learning which has a significant and sustained impact on teachers, classroom practice and pupil learning.
In these clips from some of our previous award winners, teachers discuss the importance of centering the Professional Standards in these learning communities.