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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.

Coronavirus (Covid-19)

Advice for Probationers

An update for probationer teachers on our position regarding Covid-19 is available here: advice for probationers

Read out FAQs about how we are handling our processes at this time

From Teaching Scotland

Make a Change

One small thing from you as a teacher can change the lives of our children who have compliant autism. Frances Young, Support for Learning Teacher and mother of an autistic child, shares her story.

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Initial Registration Fee

The initial Registration Fee for those starting the Teacher Induction Scheme or Flexible Route in August 2019 will be deducted on or around 16 July. This amounts to £65.

Please note: if you have not passed or completed your course, payment will not be taken.


A swing of the pendulum

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

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.


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.

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.


Taking the Flexible Route

Modern Studies teacher, Hannah Smith, talks about her Flexible Rote experience and taking the plunge in becoming a teacher.


Scottish Learning Festival

The Scottish Learning Festival (SLF) is a free education event in Scotland welcoming thousands of education professionals, organised by Education Scotland. SLF 2019 takes place on Wednesday 25 and Thursday 26 September in the SEC, Glasgow.