Adjudicating Probationary Service Hearing - Frequently Asked Questions


1. What happens if a head teacher makes a recommendation to GTC Scotland that a probationer's provisional registration should be either extended or cancelled?
2. How does the employer make a cancellation/extension recommendation?
3. What happens if the probationer does not want to challenge?
4. And if a probationer wants to challenge a recommendation?
5. Who is on the hearing Panel?
6. Does a probationer have to attend a Panel hearing?
7. Can a probationer be represented at a Panel hearing?
8. Can a probationer provide evidence to support his/her case at a Panel hearing?
9. What sort of evidence should be sent to support a case?
10. Is a Panel Hearing public?


11. Where do the Panel hearings take place?
12. How does the Panel operate?

Panel Decision

13. When will a probationer know the decision of the Panel?
14. What are the options open to the Panel?
15. What happens if the Panel decides the probationary period should be extended?
16. What happens if the recommendation for Cancellation is upheld?
17. How does a probationer appeal against a decision?

Application for Restoration of Provisional Registration

18. What about restoration of Provisional Registration?
19. What is required to restore provisional registration?


Mairi McAra, Education Adviser (Early Professional Learning)

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000