The General Teaching Council for Scotland

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Graeme Cowie - Conditional Registration Order & Reprimand

Fitness to Teach Panel

Conditional Registration Order & Reprimand

I accept that my registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland (GTCS) is subject to the conditions specified below and I undertake to comply with these conditions.

I understand that I must also remain eligible to be registered in accordance with the GTCS Registration and Standards Rules. I also understand that any failure to comply with the conditions specified may permit a Fitness to Teach Panel, following the appropriate conditional registration order review procedure set out in the GTCS Fitness to Teach and Appeals Rules, to direct that my name be removed from the Register.


The Registrar is directed to show against your entry in the GTCS Register of Teachers that for a period of 1 year from the date this order is signed (the date that this order takes effect), you, Mr Graeme Cowie (Registration number 004858), must comply with the following conditions:

  1. You must inform the following parties that your GTCS registration is subject to these conditions and a reprimand and provide them with a copy of the Decision Notice and Decision Annex that resulted in this order being imposed upon you:
    1. Any organisation or person employing you as a teacher or in a post for which GTCS registration is required (whether a permanent, temporary or supply basis); and
    2. Any prospective employer covered by (a) above at the time of making your application for employment.
  2. You must promptly inform GTCS’ Fitness to Teach Department if you cease to be employed by your current employer or take up any other further employment as a teacher or for which GTCS registration is required. You must also provide GTCS Fitness to Teach Department with contact details for any new employer.
  3. In October 2017, February 2018 and May 2018 you must provide GTCS’ Fitness to Teach Department with written reports from your Head Teacher or local authority line manager confirming that no adverse issues have arisen related to your conduct or behaviour in that period. In particular, the reports should comment on your relationships with pupils and colleagues.

You will be responsible for meeting any and all costs associated with complying with the conditions set out above.