How do I contact GTCS?
Please fill in the form below or leave a message with our main switchboard on +44 (0)131 314 6000.
Is GTCS a professional body?
The GTC is the professional body for teaching in England. Our overall purpose is to work in the public interest to help improve standards of teaching and learning.
What is professional update?
Professional Update (PU) is a process encompassing professional standards and values, the focused professional learning to which all teachers are entitled, reflection upon the impact of that learning, and Professional Review and Development (PRD).
Where is the GTCS based?
GTCS operates a number of web-based resources providing information about education in Scotland including Teacher Journey and in2teaching (a website for probationers).
Can English primary teachers teach in Scotland?
Scotland welcomes qualified teachers from the UK, the EU, and the rest of the world to teach in Scotland. You must, however, submit an application to the General Teaching Council of Scotland (GTCS) for approval. Copies of your teaching degree and related documentations (translated into English, if necessary)
Can I report a teacher not teaching?
If you have a complaint, submit it in writing to your school, district, or county office of education, following the governing board policies and procedures. The local governing board has ultimate authority over many subjects, including: hiring and evaluation of staff.
Are all teachers registered with the GTC?
The GTC regulated all “Registered Teachers”, in other words any teacher working in maintained ) schools.
What is GTCS professional update?
Engagement in the Professional Update process is a requirement for registration with GTC Scotland and is a key part to maintaining teacher professionalism. You are required to confirm your Professional Update every 5 years. Professional Update might be slightly different depending on the context in which you work.
What does GTCS stand for?
Home – The General Teaching Council for Scotland.
Is it worth joining the Chartered College of teaching?
Committing time to something on top of a full-time teaching job is not easy, and committing 15 months to become a Chartered Teacher can be an intimidating thing to do. Having completed the course; however, I can safely say that it is worth it.
How much do Scottish teachers get paid?
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Are teachers in demand in Scotland?
Teaching is rewarding as it is challenging and at one point it was a solid and stable career path. As numbers of student teachers leaving university dwindle, Scotland has seen the demand for teachers outweigh the supply.