There are different timetables for primary and secondary school probationers.

The timetable has been developed to automatically calculate classroom contact time only (time when you have sole teaching responsibility for your pupils).

Your timetable must not fall below 0.55 (12 hours and 23 minutes) of a full teacher's timetable, or exceed 0.8 (18 hours). These times are GTC Scotland endorsed.

If a timetable shows more or less that the stipulated percentage of classroom contact time, you will not be able to submit it for sign off. In this instance, please discuss your timetable with your supporter, principal teacher, headteacher, local authority probation manager or contact the Professional Learning and Development Department.


Professional Learning and Development Department

T: +44 (0)131 314 6000

E: pld@gtcs.org.uk