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Early Phase Teachers

Fully Registered

Congratulations on completing your probationary service. This area of our site will provide you with guidance and support throughout the early phase of your career as a classroom teacher.


World Environment Day 2017

Monday 5 June is World Environment Day. You and your class can participate in creating the world's biggest nature photo album. Share a photo or video of a favourite place in nature using #WorldEnvironmentDay or #WithNature with a message about why the place is special.


A charter for change


February is LGBT History Month. Resources from LGBT Youth Scotland can support you to tackle discrimination in Scottish schools.


GTCS Webinar: Professional Values

GTCS will run its first webinar on Tuesday 30 May from 16:30 to 17:30, hosted by Chief Executive Ken Muir.

The webinar will support you to think about, share and discuss your Professional Values.

Senior Education Officer Charlaine Simpson will deliver the session, introducing the Professional Values Learning pack - a new resource which aims to support school leaders, groups of teachers and individuals to explore their Professional Values.


Chair swingers don't stand a chance


Dealing with persistent chair-swingers can be tiresome and frustrating, but Jim Morre knows a trick to help keep those chair legs on the floor.

Teaching Scotland

Disrupting a pattern

In the latest edition of Teaching Scotland magazine, Graeme Logan, Strategic Leader for the Scottish Attainment Challenge, talks about the importance of teachers' professional judgement in driving improvement.