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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.


GTCS Webinar


Join us for a webinar which aims to address some of the misconceptions about Professional Update. The webinar will be held on 28 November 2017 from 4.30 to 5.30 pm. The webinar will be led by Senior Education Officer David Graham and recently retired headteacher of Windygoul Primary School, Avril Wilson.


Changing Faces

The charity Changing Faces has worked with 53 schools in Scotland, holding workshops to change the way that young people react to facial disfigurement.The support and resources provided to schools is one of the key tools Changing Faces uses in its work to change the way people with disfigurements are treated by their peers.

Teaching Scotland

Designed for diversity

The National Framework for Inclusion challenges teachers to consider ways in which they can promote equality and social justice within the classroom. Inclusion is an ongoing process to enhance the participation of all the children in the life and learning of the school, while also acknowledging and addressing issues that may create barriers to participation. A huge amount of understanding and support is therefore needed for teachers to be able to successfully embrace inclusion in the classroom.


I survived parents' evening!


Parents' evenings are a major part of the school year. Helen Cluett explains how she survived her first, teaching in Cambusbarron Primary School, Stirling.


Book Week Scotland

Book Week Scotland 2015

This year, Book Week Scotland is hosting its first Virtual Festival to run alongside the various activities and events happening across the country in the week from 27 November to 3 December. The week is full of events for book lovers of all ages! Check out what's happening at the Virtual Festival, and also information on events happening near you.