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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.

Teaching Scotland

Scotland’s system of teacher education: envy of the world?

Greg Dempster, General Secretary of AHDS, discusses the Teacher Induction Scheme and the perceived readiness of our new teachers for the classroom.


Building relationships with parents


Melinda Ruskell, a Primary School Teacher from Midlothian, explains why it is important to build positive relationships with parents.

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Preparing for good behaviour


Being one step ahead of potential problems is important in ensuring good behaviour in class. Here are some tips to help you prepare.


Excellence in the Education Sector Recognised at GTCS National Awards

Professionals working in Scotland’s education sector were recognised for their excellence in professional learning at GTCS Awards celebration.


Climate Week 2018

Climate Week 2018 takes place from 1-5 October 2018 to celebrate Scotland’s positive work on tackling climate change.
Do you have a great story to share about your work on climate change? Running an event and taking part in Climate Week is a fantastic way to share your actions.