The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Engage with the Standards

GTCS provides a number of ways to explore the Professional Standards, helping teachers to use these as a focus for their professional learning in a way that suits them.

How do I engage with the Standards?

Our guide to help you to engage with the standards in a positive way; to encourage you to think critically; to allow you to reflect on your professional practice and thinking and to consider and plan your professional learning.

Overview of the Standards

In this section we have provided a summary overview of:

  • The Professional Knowledge, Understanding, Skills & Abilities
  • The Professional Actions

Engaging with the Standards - Professional Learning Sessions

Engaging with the Standards is a set of professional learning sessions which may help you to work with our Professional Standards. There are four sessions which can be undertaken as individual study, or adapted for use as part of a face-to-face workshop.

Explore the Standards - a Toolkit for Self Evaluation

The Explore the Standards Toolkit personalises the wording of the original Standards, to make them more suitable for self evaluation.

You can view a single Standard or view two side-by-side or focus only on certain themes.

Uses for Professional Standards

This section provides helpful information on how you might use each of our Standards, depending on your role and interest in the Scottish Education system.