Throughout your probationary period you should be gathering evidence to prove you are meeting the Standard for Full Registration (SFR). Teacher Induction Scheme probationers employed in local authority schools should compile this information and submit it in an online profile.

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Emotional rollercoaster – my first month of teaching


During her first month as a probationer teacher, Ceitidh Smith had more ups and downs than the Pepsi Max. In this blog entry, Ceitidh passes on her tips for dealing with life on an emotional rollercoaster.

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There’s no reason to strain your voice

Don’t shout. Either speak normally or take your comment to the individual or groups you want to attract or inform...


Free access to educational research

We have launched a new educational research resource (EBSCO) providing all registered teachers and lecturers in Scotland with free access to a collection of more than 1,700 education journals and 28 eBooks. The new service is available online through MyGTCS.


Open your mind to the power of enquiry

At the heart of GTC Scotland's Standards is a model of professional learning that foregrounds the teacher as an enquiring professional. Engaging in enquiry and research is not new in Scottish education, but there has never been such a significant focus as there is now. In this article, headteacher George Gilchrist and development officer Angela Logue share their experiences of embracing this approach.


How does Professional Update affect me?

If you’re unsure how Professional Update will impact upon you then you may find this article from Education Adviser Norrie McKay helpful. Norrie explores issues that Professional Update raises for education professionals in widely different situations, from probationers to those taking a break from teaching.


Enlightenment in a day


Earlier this year, probationer teacher Mairi Macleod shadowed a GTC Scotland Education Adviser for a day and followed her schedule to get an insight into her work. In this article Mairi talks about what she learned from her shadowing experience.