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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.

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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>