The Process of GTCS Registration

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Registration with the General Teaching Council for Scotland is a legal requirement for all teachers in state schools. This presentation will take delegates through the process involved for teachers trained in Scotland and for those teachers trained outside of Scotland.

http://www.ltscotland.org.uk/slf/previousconferences/2007/seminars/registrationwiththegeneralteachingcouncilforscotland.asp

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The Process of GTCS Registration

  1. 1. Framework for Professional Recognition/Registration
  2. 2. Framework for Professional Recognition <ul><li>The framework for Professional Recognition </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Recognises the need for flexibility in the teaching profession. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Recognises that there are many teachers doing excellent work in specific areas of education whose achievements are not recognised by the profession. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Describes how a teacher can gain registration in another subject area or sector of education. </li></ul></ul>
  3. 3. Key Components <ul><li>A teacher must be able to demonstrate in relation to a specific area of expertise: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- enhanced knowledge </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- extended professional knowledge; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- reflection on learning; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- reported and shared knowledge (experience with colleagues) </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. Areas of Interest/ Expertise - Supporting students/probationer teachers - Leadership - Mentoring/coaching Others - Literacy - Numeracy - Assessment - ICT - Supporting pupil learning Core/Cross Curriculum - Primary only Curriculum
  5. 5. The Process Step 1 - Eligibility <ul><li>Full registration </li></ul><ul><li>2 years of teaching post SFR </li></ul>
  6. 6. Step 2 – Personal Evaluation <ul><li>As part of the preparation for professional discussions 1 and 2 the following questions drawn from the key components of the framework should be considered: </li></ul><ul><li>Recent CPD </li></ul><ul><li>- influence on teaching </li></ul><ul><li>- impact </li></ul><ul><li>- themes </li></ul><ul><li>- links to school initiatives </li></ul><ul><li>Professional reading </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><li>- pupils </li></ul><ul><li>- self </li></ul><ul><li>- colleagues </li></ul>
  7. 7. Step 3 – Professional Discussion 1 <ul><li>Now or the future? </li></ul><ul><li>Now  Professional Discussion 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Future </li></ul><ul><li>- development needs </li></ul><ul><li>- classroom actions </li></ul><ul><li>- support </li></ul><ul><li>- impact </li></ul><ul><li>- evidence </li></ul><ul><li>- sharing </li></ul><ul><li>- timescale (min. 12 months) </li></ul>
  8. 8. Step 4 – Professional Action <ul><li>Portfolio of evidence </li></ul><ul><li>CPD programme </li></ul><ul><li>Professional experience </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing knowledge and experience </li></ul>
  9. 9. Step 5 – Professional Discussion 2 <ul><li>Professional reading </li></ul><ul><li>Area of interest/expertise </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- How has it informed/challenged professional practice? </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul><ul><ul><li>- Pupil learning </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Skills </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Strategies </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Next steps </li></ul><ul><li>Recommendation to GTCS </li></ul>
  10. 10. Examples of Claims <ul><li>Over 20 areas of expertise </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Arts </li></ul><ul><li>Dance </li></ul><ul><li>Drama </li></ul><ul><li>English Language </li></ul><ul><li>Enterprise Education </li></ul><ul><li>Global Citizenship </li></ul><ul><li>Guidance </li></ul><ul><li>contd. </li></ul>
  11. 11. <ul><li>Contd </li></ul><ul><li>ICT </li></ul><ul><li>Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Learning & Teaching </li></ul><ul><li>Literacy </li></ul><ul><li>Mathematics </li></ul><ul><li>Mentoring </li></ul><ul><li>Project Leadership </li></ul><ul><li>Support Pupil Learning </li></ul><ul><li>Supporting Probationer Teachers </li></ul>
  12. 12. <ul><li>Contd </li></ul><ul><li>Additional Support Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing Impaired </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Hearing and Visual Impairment </li></ul><ul><li>Autism </li></ul><ul><li>Dyslexia </li></ul>
  13. 13. Process is linked to the Professional Standards <ul><li>Reflection </li></ul><ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Practice </li></ul><ul><li>Evidence </li></ul><ul><li>Collaboration </li></ul><ul><li>Impact </li></ul>

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