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Throughout your probationary period you should be gathering evidence to prove you are meeting the Standard for Full Registration (SFR). Flexible Route probationers should compile this information and submit it in an online profile.

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Flexible Route

Now you are a probationer teacher, this area of our site will provide you with guidance and support throughout your probationary period via the Flexible Route.

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Extracurricular activities


Dionne Doherty explains why she found getting involved in extracurricular activities can help you to get to know your pupils better.

Profile Submission

We apologise for the issues a small number of you are experiencing completing your profiles. Please be assured that your registration will not be impacted by this technical issue. If you have concerns please speak with your Probation Manager immediately. If you would like to discuss anything with GTCS please email our Probation Team at

Teaching Scotland

Work-life balance

Hugh Smith, Mental Health and Wellbeing Consultant, challenges teachers to 'work smart, not long' to help manage and prioritise increasing workload.


Tackling the Flexible Route


For Christine Walford, finding a mentor on the Flexible Route made all the difference to her probation experience.


GTCS Consultation

We are consulting on proposed changes to the Memorandum on Entry requirements for Initial Teacher Education programmes in Scotland.