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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.


A swing of the pendulum

Teacher Fiona Jones gives her views on Outdoor Learning and the importance of nature in childhood.


Mental health training

SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) has launched a new free e-learning resource 'We All Have Mental Health' for school teachers across Scotland. The online training resource aims to equip teachers with the skills and knowledge to recognise and respond to pupils who are experiencing mental health problems.

GTCS Webinar

Making practitioner enquiry doable

In this webinar, co-authors Kate Wall and Elaine Hall discuss their new book Research Methods for Understanding Professional Learning. Along with GTCS Education Officer Charlaine Simpson, they discuss areas within the new book which they think are helpful in supporting teachers to engage in enquiry.

Teaching Scotland

Make a change

Support for Learning teacher Frances Young writes about some of the challenges parents of children with compliant autism face. She offer suggestions for how teachers can help support pupils with compliant autism in their classroom.

She didn't – a poem about behaviour

Secondary school teacher Blair Minchin took inspiration from his poetry class to write a poem about zero tolerance approaches to behaviour.