The General Teaching Council for Scotland

How do I engage with the Standards?

Actively engaging with the Standards is a central part of the process of being a teacher and of the Professional Update process. Whatever your role, the Standards are there to be used positively; 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.

Each of the Standards covers three key areas:

  • Professional Values and Personal Commitment
  • Professional Knowledge and Understanding
  • Professional Skills and Abilities

Contacts

For further information about our Professional Standards, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000

E: standards@gtcs.org.uk