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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.

Probationer Support Package 2021

Whether you are on the Teacher Induction Scheme (TIS), Flexible Route (FR) or are a probationer supporter, these resources can help you in the journey to reaching the Standard for Full Registration. View the resources

Virtual School

Flexible Route Virtual School

GTC Scotland recently launched a Virtual School for Flexible Route (FR) probationers. The Virtual School has been built to support FR Probationers as you work towards meeting the Standard for Full Registration and can be accessed through your student portal by clicking 'Flexible Route Virtual School' in the top banner. The Virtual School contains a wealth of information about your FR probation. Read more about the Virtual School

Health and Wellbeing

Becoming a probationer in Scotland during the Covid-19 pandemic

GTC Scotland asked clinical psychologist Dr Emma Hepburn to create a resource that would support all of our new probationers over the summer. Read the resource


Flexible Route probationers currently employed during pandemic

Flexible route probationers who are working towards completing 270 days in order to gain full registration are required to have taught in a class for 200 of these days. The remaining 70 are the days which, due to the school closures, you are working/teaching from home to the end of this academic year. Any days working/teaching from home should be recorded with an entry in the observed teaching section. Create the entry as if it were an observation on a record of teaching service, summarising any online teaching, planning etc that you have been engaging in during the school closures. The record of service should start from the end of the Easter holidays to end of the summer term. The record of service should follow the usual process and be submitted to your school for sign off. This will enable the profile to be submitted for recommendation once the 270 days have been completed satisfactorily.

If you are a probationer with a one year contract, completing probation via the flexible route, in order to gain full registration you are required to have taught in class for 120 of these days. The remaining 70 are the days which you are working/teaching from home and should be evidenced in the same way as above.

No recommendations can be made until the time in which you would have gained full registration has passed i.e. the work that you complete during the school closures needs to be included.

The information above is only relevant to those flexible route probationers who have employment in a school for the summer term. It does not apply to flexible route probationers who are not employed during this period.


Equality and Diversity Hub

GTC Scotland has launched an Equality and Diversity Hub which includes a range of resources to support registrants to promote equality and diversity in schools, colleges and across learning communities.


Health and Wellbeing Hub

GTC Scotland has created and curated a variety of resources and advice to support teacher and lecturer health and wellbeing during the Covid-19 crisis.