The General Teaching Council for Scotland

Sharing Practice in Professional Update for employers

Many local authorities are currently reviewing Professional Review and Development (PRD) and preparing for Professional Update. To support this, we have collated a list of useful materials by key topics from local authorities to assist you. We are grateful to our local authority partners who have kindly agreed to contribute their materials.

We will be adding further materials from other local authorities in the near future but in the meantime, we would like to thank the following authorities who have completed the GTCS validation process:

  • Aberdeen City
  • Falkirk
  • Fife
  • Highland
  • North Ayrshire
  • North Lanarkshire
  • Perth and Kinross
  • Scottish Borders
  • Shetland Islands
  • South Ayrshire
  • West Dunbartonshire

All of the following documents have been converted to PDF format and we hope that you find them helpful in revising your processes and preparing for Professional Update.

Guides - various guides written for staff

Policies - examples of policies on PRD and Professional Update

Recording Systems - examples of how professional learning is recorded

Self Evaluation - materials assisting staff to reflect and engage

Surveys - staff views and levels of engagement in PRD

Validations - reports on the contributing Local Authorities


For further information about Professional Update, contact:

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000